The rumours had been flying. President Macron was to make a speech to the nation on Thursday 12th March, 8pm. Earlier that day we’d been talking to our second eldest son, who lives in Montpellier 3 ½ hours from our home in the countryside SW of Toulouse. It was his 26th Birthday and he was … Continue reading Lockdown France – This is not a Drill!
A poem written about the development of Covid-19
I am so excited. My new book about moving to France as a family, “What have we got Toulouse?” Is now available. I can’t believe I’ve finally got there! Why write a book about living in France? I started writing back in 2011, seven years after moving to France and it’s been through many versions … Continue reading Book Release – What have we got Toulouse? A family moving to France
Thieves oil has a traditional reputation for having an all round protection with powerful antiviral and anti bacterial properties. Here's what I'm using to help protect my family in these difficult times.
Did you know, today is International Women's Day? Today is particularly significant for me and another twenty women in the writing group "Women's Voices", because this is the day we are launching our very first Anthology "I've got something to say!". You can read all about it in my post "Book Launch - International Women's … Continue reading International Women’s Day
Women’s Voices South West France will launch their new book – “I’ve got something to say” - on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020 at 3pm at Cinema Lelano, Lalanne-Trie 65220.
On Saturday 23rd March 2019, I got up at 3am to get the 7am flight from Toulouse to London to participate in the march for a People's Vote. You could say "why", you could say "would they have noticed if there was just one less person?" Sometimes you have to stand up and be … Continue reading A Mother in France marches for a Peoples Vote
I’m often asked what my day job is (even my kids aren't sure) and each time I stumble to answer that question. I have so many it’s difficult to say which is the main one and my role in each of these enterprises is somewhat diverse…. So, to help me answer this question, I’ve tried … Continue reading What does “A Mother in France” do for a living?
I’m British and I live in France – how can I not have an opinion on Brexit? No matter whether you voted for Brexit or not, I don’t think anyone can deny that it is breaking Britain in two. Just the mention of “The B Word” really does fire people up with either dread, fear … Continue reading The “B” Word
A few years back our French neighbour introduced us to the humble Chayote, a funny, knobbly, oval shaped, green vegetable (which I think is actually a fruit) with a tough, difficult to peel skin. It tastes of hmmm, well... nothing really. “What do we do with it?”, we asked, but were secretly thinking “Why on … Continue reading Why the Chayote isn’t Shite