A writer and European policy specialist moves with his family to France to refocus their work-life balance. He now runs gîtes and chambres d’hôtes in the Lot and had his first book published.
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Jill Walker, her husband Peter and their dogs Archie and Lilly are regulars in France. She can’t resist a good brocante and has started selling French home accessories in England.
We interview reader Nigel Fletcher, an artist who lives in the Limousin, painting en plein air and teaching others how to capture the charming châteaux, villages and markets in watercolour.
Author Charles Timoney gives us an insight into his vie française – including his thoughts on the Gallic disposition, having bilingual children and rowing the length of the Seine…
Meet Stephen and Jeany, a couple who traded their former lives for a fresh start in Provence, where their wine is making waves.
Retirement in France for a chartered accountant closed one chapter but opened an entirely new possibility. What if a whole new life unfolded?
Graham Welch became a committed Francophile while studying and now runs the website A Year in Périgord.com. He reveals his most special moments spent across the Channel
Val Johnstone talks fondly about life in her special corner of Tarn-et-Garonne I have always been greedy, so can I write about our three villages. We live in the country, on top of the world at Mas del Sol, practically equidistant between…
First dates can be nerve-wracking enough, but cooking a three-course French dinner for a Frenchman can turn into a downright disaster – as Cathe learnt the hard way!
I have just got off the phone from the Maire’s secretary in the village down the road where we own a small cottage. She discreetly informed me that the Veolia engineer had just called into the office, asking directions as…
Boundaries can look like abstract arbitrary lines on a map … until your immobilier informs you that your front garden wall has actually been built on your neighbour’s land.
What brought you to France? Lovely childhood memories of visits to France with my parents and my sister. I wanted to move here for years, but it took a bit of convincing where my husband was concerned. What led up…