I've only just seen your post about life and hatching in the Phillipines.
We live in Hungary. We sold up and left UK 2 1/2 years ago. We have a small (and I do mean small) pension income and neither of us are anywhere near state pension age.
So, we knew we had to be as self sufficient as possible. This year we will probably be self sufficient in vegetables except potatoes and onions. There is a problem with Colorado Beetle here so we decided not to grow them. Potatoes and onions are cheap enough to buy.
We have numerous fruit trees and a Walnut tree. These are bad this year as we had a bad spring and the fruit got knocked off and damaged by cold and high winds.
We have sheep, geese, chickens (meat and eggs) and a GSD who adopted us. We buy ducklings from the market to bring on for meat.
I am on my first hatch of chicken eggs, it's very nerve wracking isn't it?
I have never worked so hard in all my life and don't know how long we will be able to keep up the pace!
It was really interesting reading all about your experiences in your country.
Like you, we miss some things from the UK, particularly sea food.
But overall, we enjoy our life here, even though I miss my kids, they are adults now with their own lives and careers and we Skype regularly, but I still miss them.