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!

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

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 when seeing groups of young children out on a school trip. They all line up … Continue reading French Children Don’t Talk Back!