Advertising in France is worlds apart from what I’m used to back in the UK. Back home you can’t turn on the radio, watch the TV or go into any sort of populated area without being bombarded by reminders about the next upcoming holiday. In France, things are different. It helps that we don’t have … Lire la suite Valentine’s Day in France
It’s no secret that it’s taking France a long time to win my heart, but recently a lot has changed and I feel like it finally has the potential to! I’ve been an expat here for almost 2 and a half years, and I would say that I’ve hated it for about 2 years, 5 … Lire la suite My brand new expat life
Moving to a big French city means lots of exciting opportunities and new experiences. One thing that I’ve been meaning to do for 2 years and 4 months now (whoops) is go to a yoga class taught in French, of which there are plenty in France. I would like to blame the isolated cottage where … Lire la suite My first French yoga class
I’m working again! I feel like a bit of a fraud making that claim, because admittedly it’s in our neighbour’s house for just a couple of hours a week, and I can take Thalia with me, but as I’m earning money…it counts. I was lucky and unlucky whilst pregnant – depending on how you look … Lire la suite Back to work (sort of)
Today is Mother’s Day in France. And as such I’ve been thinking a lot about my mum, and how much I need and count on her. She’s my go to for all of my baby, relationship and life queries. After google of course. The best part is that she always knows what to say and … Lire la suite Mother’s Day
This week I started running again, something I thought was a looooong way away. But seeing as the new HIIT workouts of week 4 are supposed to be teamed with 30 minutes of ‘moderate intensity’ cardio I thought I best try and up my game from walking with the pushchair. Though I am still also … Lire la suite Postnatal exercise – Week 4
Our current project is fencing off a sizeable section of Catherine’s garden, in the hope that Justine the pig won’t be let loose in the vegetable patch which is also currently under construction. This is assuming that we will have some success in actually growing vegetables. Another reason is to have an animal free zone … Lire la suite A big garden for our tiny house
Whilst we build our little house we are living with Catherine, François’ lovely maman (mum, gold star!). Our tiny house is in her garden, which is perfect for us to be able to work on it – and also for a free babysitter once it’s finished… Something very important to know about Catherine is that … Lire la suite Meet the farm
On Thursday we made the long trip back to Sarette, the tiny village where we live in France, leaving the UK on a 1am ferry in the hope that Thalia would sleep through the journey as well as she does through the night. And it worked!! I wish I had something more amusing/interesting to write … Lire la suite Au revoir England!
Learning French is hard. I’ve been half trying for over a year. And despite living there for 5 months last year I still can’t speak French. I know a lot more now than I ever learnt at school, and yes the main reason that I can’t speak french yet is because I won’t speak french … Lire la suite Français!