Author Archives: Nikki McArthur

About Nikki McArthur

I'm a busy British mother of 5, living the dream in rural South West France since 2004. Writing books and a blog on family life in France.

Children learning to be Bi-Lingual

We are an English family living in France.  Our children are being brought up to be bi-lingual.  They speak French exclusively at school and speak English exclusively at home.  Is it difficult?  Not really! It’s amazing how adaptable children are … Continue reading

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French Children Don’t Talk Back!

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the behavior of French children compared to British. It’s apparent when living here that French children are better behaved. They are generally more obedient, polite and respectful than the British youth. I’ve often marveled … Continue reading

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A little bit of background

In the UK I was a mother of three and an IT Trainer, my husband Gary was a Lecturer in Horticulture and between us we ran a Guest House on the Kent Coast. We moved to France in 2004 and … Continue reading

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