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 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
As a responsible parent, we all strive to give our children the best start in life we possibly can. I think sometimes though we tend to focus too much on certain aspects of the process without stepping back and considering the wider picture. It seems that Education is the number one concern of parents with … Continue reading There’s more to Life than Education
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!
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 now I'm a mother of five, we have several different businesses and we live in … Continue reading A little bit of background