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Re: Brits in Poland

Very true. The only hassle-free way foreigners can buy farmland as Nicole is describing is if they have a Polish wife/husband. It is possible to buy land without one, but special ministry permission is needed.

P.S - Cezarek, it's the Austrian connection .

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Phew, I'm relieved. Seriously relieved. I though some dark secret from my past (there are one or two) was coming to catch up with me. Say hello to R for me.

I was chatting to a friend who told me that the no foreigners law was enacted back in the thirties to prevent ethnic Germans buying land in Mazowsze (they already owned quite a bit). I suppose this has to be seen in the context of Poland being newly independent etc. and various nationalities living in the same territory.

Even my lawyer (a high price corporate one) asked me recently if foreigners could buy houses here - most people here genuinely don't think it's possible.

I remember Roman G saying in his manifesto that if the LPR came to power they would take every 'ar' (less than an acre - a few 'ars' would make an average garden) that is in foreign hands away from the owners.

At the moment, the current minister of agriculture does not like approving farmland sales to foreigners, and I remember a heartrending story about a Dutchman who leased some farmland down in the South-West and had 13 inspections per year, all finding faults and soliciting bribes. Most Polish farmers (who also have to pay bribes, but smaller ones. would expect to be inspected maybe yearly at most.

Having said that, if you can find a trustworthy Polish friend (they do exist, believe me ) and buy the land together somehow, it is possible to farm here.

Re: Brits in Poland

Sorry, Cezarek, that was or is my guess from years of avid forum monitoring/reading/study. I could be wrong .

Re: Brits in Poland

So Varsovian could still be my evil twin....

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A Polish wife is the answer. Fierce but loving and loyal creatures .

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You mean ... like domesticated goats???

Ah, errm Yorkshire.

Yes, well, I've completely lost track of how I know anything nowadays. It's my 40th birthday today - which, in addition to making me old and open to any suggestions from young blondes (offers anyone?), makes me about a month younger than Reinhold the Austrian, for those of you who know him.

Anyway, I'm from Dewsbury.

There, I've confessed.

I specialise in spying on people via the internet, so if you've left clues out - and I'm sure you have - there I will track you down and tell the whole world everything about you, including your shoe size!

Re: Brits in Poland

Happy Birthday. And remember that 40 is still very young. Think of Pamela Anderson, who is the same age.

You can't be my evil twin in that case, since I've still got a couple of months to go.

How are you celebrating it?

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Well, my wife helped me start off the celebrations with a bang this morning - by giving me home-made cakes to share with colleagues at work. (What were you thinking of?)

Nothing this weekend - my wife's got something lined up, but I don't know what.

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Happy Birthday / Sto lat!

Lots of us at or near 40 here.

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Happy Birthday! And don't give up Czterdziestolatku

Andrzej Rosiewicz - "40 lat minęło"

Czterdzieści lat minęło, jak jeden dzień,
już bliżej jest niż dalej, o tym wiesz.
Czterdzieści lat minęło odeszło w cień
i nigdy już nie wróci, rób co chcesz.
A świat w krąg roztacza uroki swe i prosi żeby brać.

Na karuzeli życia pokręcisz się,
byleby tylko nie za wcześnie spaść.
I chociaż czas pogania, śmiej się z tego drania,
Ciebie na wiele jeszcze stać
Bo tak mówiąc szczerze, w życiu jak w pokerze
jest zasada: " karta - stół " więc nie wbijaj w głowę,
żeś przeżył połowę, ale że dopiero pół.

Czterdzieści lat minęło to piękny wiek,
czterdzieści lat i nawet jeden dzień.
Na drugie tyle teraz przygotuj się,
a może i na trzecie, któż to wie ?
Bo świat tak ci podsuwa uroki swe, że pełną garścią brać.
Na karuzeli życia pokręcisz się,
bylebyś tylko nie za wcześnie spadł.
A gdy cię czas pogania, przodem puszczaj drania
bo masz czterdzieści nowych, bo masz 40 nowych,
bo masz 40 nowych lat.


Re: Brits in Poland

Thanks for the lyrics - I had it sung to me!!