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new neighbour (french)

Posted by calcalino - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by JHM - 16 years ago

Soon after moving into our house we invited all our neighbours in for a hello apero - which went on until after 2am.

Interestingly they said that despite living here for 10 years+, it was the first time they'd all met.

Also interestingly, since that evening no-one has invited anyone into anyone else's home again. Leopards, spots etc.

Insular bunch eh?!



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Posted by Aroncb - 16 years ago

Love thy neighbour. 

But don`t get caught

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Posted by calcalino - 16 years ago

thank you to all those kind people who gave advice - you might wish to hear the outcome.....after several days when we didn't see each other or communicate in any way ,i put a xmas card under her door today and my neighbour knocked on my door and invited my husband and me for an (immediate) aperitif...a good time was had by all and she will be visiting us soon


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Posted by English_girl - 16 years ago

Hi there

When we moved here, we went round to our immediate neighbours (all French) to say hello. This resulted in our being invited in for drinks, their holding a party with all the other neighbours in the area to welcome us and becoming really good friends who we often socialise with.

I'd say go for it and welcome her.

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Posted by nina-II - 16 years ago

frankly, I think it's for her to come and introduce her to you; I always did so in arriving in a new flat, with results ranging from indifference to pleasant surprise...Wait, then

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Posted by szozu - 16 years ago

With each apartment that I've bought, I've always run into people in the hallway, who would then ask if I was the new owner or renter of the apartment. Or occasionally I would make the first move by asking about what time the rubbish gets put out or something similar. I've never had anyone knock on my door if we hadn't already met in this way.


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Posted by Paul Carmel-190537 - 16 years ago

Be who you are! Not what others expect you to be!