One of my best pals live abroad and has got used to living on plastic chairs in her kitchen and out on the patio. She does live in a seriously hot part of the Med. However, in the winter, it can be jolly chilly – something she and her husband did not take into account or were not warned of when they dreamily planned their ‘forever’ home all those years ago.
So I love the heat, the rustic area and the laid back life. What I don’t like is the lack of gorgeous furniture when you enter a room. I’ve never been able to visit a heritage property there. There are of course many very old properties, but because the location is dusty, almost biblical in ancientness, there are no wonderful old manor houses to nose around. No beautiful antique furniture to stroke, smell, feel. I could not leave my home country and all that behind to live abroad!