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We are now into the third week of the second lockdown in France. This time things are a lot freer than they were with the first lockdown and life in the McArthur household is pretty much unchanged. The two youngest are still going to college and lycée, and it’s very much business as usual for … Continue reading Lockdown France V2 – Pickled Chillies
I recently gave an interview to the book site AllAuthor which was fun. Here's the blurb: A freelance editor and an entrepreneur, Nikki McArthur is the author of What have we got Toulouse. Nikki is a natural story-teller. Her writing makes you feel as if you are travelling along with her. On occasions, she writes … Continue reading AllAuthor Interview
Here’s a poem I wrote recently that I thought I’d share with you. I hope you like it. Past my room in the morning I hear them all tread,Their footsteps a story replays in my head.He came into my life with a confident stride,A few years later I would become his bride.Not long after and … Continue reading Footsteps
We have had a dream to keep bees for some time now. Ever since we moved to France all those years ago, it was always our intention to one day have our own bees. But the time has never been right, until now. A few months back I got a message from a friend: “Are … Continue reading To bee or not to bee, that is the question.
This is my house. I have taken shots of it from across the lake many times and yet they all look different. It is one of my favourite views, looking across the lake with the watermill, sky and landscape reflected in the water. Moulin d'en Bas, Escanecrabe, France 2020 It hasn’t always looked like this. … Continue reading Reflections past and present
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I like driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar! Actually, it’s a Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and we bought it last year. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid I am normally at home a lot, I work from home most of the time and so life in lockdown is not so different, or is it… I could … Continue reading Lockdown France – Driving, or lack of it.
They say not to judge a book by its cover but I need you to do just that. If you liked the cover of my book, What have we got Toulouse: A family moving to France (A mother in France Book 1), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com! … Continue reading Help me win Book Cover of the Month
On the 12th March 2020, President Emmanuelle Macron announced to the nation that from the end of the following day (Friday 13th March), schools in France would be closed to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. This news was met with a mixture of joy for many of the children and either relief or … Continue reading Lockdown France – Schools out!