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      It was pretty bad - I was lucky I didn't kill myself. I now have vertigo and it seems to be something I have to live with (if I understand the doctors correctly ...lol)
      Of course I was like you, never had any real aptitude for languages, so it's quite a blow to have to start again.

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      Vertigo is so horrible! I take something called Stemitil. It really helps me. Have you managed to re-learn the language?

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      Gradually building it back up, bit by bit - Trouble is mostly forget what I learned yesterday so it's an uphill battle.
      Just looked up Stemetil - They seem rather aggressive drugs. I try not to take meds if I can avoid it.
      Last edited by MoulinRouge; 16-10-2015 at 11:56 AM.

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      I'm exactly the same with Norwegian. Learn it then forget it. I can get though like asking where the hospital is or ordering a coffee etc but I desperately want to be fluent!

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      I've got a few trades trained (eg: the local garage)so that I communicate by email and then I can use a translator to fill the, somewhat vast, gaps in my skills :)

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      Great idea! Thing is here everyone loves to talk and praise their English. So once they know you're from the UK it's all over! It's nice but doesn't help me learn!
      Hey there was a strange orange ball in the sky earlier.. could it have been... the sun??

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      Wow! A rare sighting these days - Flipping freezing here today.
      The French in these parts won't even try, so it's all down to me to work it all out. Great for learning but no help at all in a pinch.

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      Will you stay there in France seeing your heart is in Italy?
      Cold here too. Apparently going to be a cold winter here expecting minus 30. Best find my wollen socks!

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      Not sure I can afford to go to Italy now - Can't afford to go back to UK either. Husband has left me with quite a few financial dilemmas, and I am of an age where employment is unlikely, so I'll probably just have to do the best I can here in France.
      Really don't need an arctic winter!!! :-(

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      Are the winters cold there then?
      It's really hard to feel " trapped " somewhere, especially if it's not where you wanted to be in the first place!

     

     
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