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Book Release – What have we got Toulouse? A family moving to France

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

May day traditions and memories of a generous neighbour

The 1st May is a bank holiday in France, although this year will be different as we are all in confinement. It's labour day or Fête du Travail and of all the bank holidays, this is the one that is most respected. In our early years here, my husband would usually continue working on a … Continue reading May day traditions and memories of a generous neighbour

Lockdown France – This is not a Drill!

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!