Nikki McArthur
A Mother in France

Nikki McArthur

Hello! I’m Nikki aka A Mother in France… 🙂

I moved to France in 2004 with my husband and 3 children (at the time… now I have 5). I traded in my life as a lecturer in IT and Hotelier back in Kent, UK, to live the good life in rural South West France.

I’m a mother of 5, freelance editor, entrepreneur for our 2 family businesses; Moulin d’en Bas and Kingdom Vegetal… and in my spare time I love to write. I also enjoy arranging fund raising events supporting various charities.

I’m a dedicated mother, a natural helper and organiser. I enjoy sharing the knowledge and experience I’ve gained in this busy life of mine, which has been the main drive for writing. I try to bring my practical, down to earth approach in life into my work… and this seems to be popular with my regular followers.

You can read my latest A Mother in France blog posts here.

And check out my new books here; What Have we Got Toulouse, A Family Moving to France and I’ve got something to say, an anthology with Women’s Voices SW France.


What have we got Toulouse? A family moving to France

What Have we Got Toulouse
A Family Moving to France

I’ve Got Something to Say
(Women’s voices SW France)


Moulin d'en Bas | A Mother in France

Moulin d’en Bas
I’m lucky to call Moulin d’en Bas my home, a beautiful watermill set in the the rolling hills of South West France. Moulin d’en Bas eco centre is a joint venture with my husband Gary and son Matthew. Together we host classes, courses and retreats in yoga, mindfulness and garden design.

Kingdom Vegetal | A Mother in France

Kingdom Vegetal
Kingdom Vegetal is our family landscaping business and garden centre that I run with my husband Gary. Based at our home, Moulin d’en Bas, we specialise in Mediterranean plants and aquatics. Much of our focus over the last few years has been on the design and installation of natural swimming pools.

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