Yes it's just under a decade away but I'm already planning for my glorious future. And he who plans early.... Being a well travelled bunch, who wishes to impart on me the pros and cons of living in France and Germany? The big ideal is to purchase a working farm for Pig, Poultry and sheep. With the possibility of Equine breeding and or a vineyard if all goes well. Being that Britain is: A. Full of wankers. B. Shite. C. Ludicrously expensive. D. Small business unfriendly. We are looking abroad, specifically France and Germany. As an example, what would cost me Â£1,500,000 here I can get for Â£350,000 on the continent. Now I have spent plenty of time in both but have never lived there, so anyone who has want to give me the lowdown? Comedic references welcomed as well as actual, real advice. I'd also like to hear others big, grand post-service plans.