Apero-priate and Apero-iciated

Gosh these weeks are flying by. Doesn't work get in the way?! So, there I was, bundle of not-sure and will-it-be-okay and all that in anticipation of our neighbours arriving for our apero's on the Saturday. At least we knew some people were coming. Unlike the trend set when we sent out invitations to our … Continue reading Apero-priate and Apero-iciated



We finally found a weekend to organise a little drinks do so we can meet a few more neighbours and invite the ones we already talk to. It took a few weeks of chatting about it to realise what we’re suggesting is probably an ‘apero’ - which is a Thing in France. We have been … Continue reading Apero-hensive

Flashback: Birthed by the Earth

When we lived in New Zealand (it makes me sad even to write that - it feels like a past time in history, and I want NZ to be in my now… sighs… having more than one homeland is hard!).  So, digressing again… when we lived in our countryside some in New Zealand I wanted … Continue reading Flashback: Birthed by the Earth

Rich tea is round. Point finale!

It’s been ages and so much has happened. But the most important thing I have to say today is: Rich tea biscuits are round. Point finale! (That’s ‘full stop’ in French) Unless they are Rich Tea Fingers, which have their own special shape, are a little thinner, and officially Allowed. Why am I talking about … Continue reading Rich tea is round. Point finale!

Minimal to Maximal

I've been quiet because we moved house, and haven't had internet (still don't - I'm hotspotting off my phone...not very realiable at all). Plus been a bit hectic, and it's summer hols and the kid are off, I'm meant to be working and amn't... And other excuses. Here's a quick one about moving house. Back … Continue reading Minimal to Maximal

Choosing schools in France

If you're moving your family to France and you have school-aged children, navigating the French school system can seem daunting. Read on for tips on choosing schools - yes, even in the state system you do have a choice, if you want.