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
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
I’m enjoying myself, rocking up to strangers and demanding that they engage in conversation. They are enchanted...
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!
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
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.
I'm in the middle of a move again and haven't much time to write.... well, I could, but the weather this time is rather lovely so we're plunging in the lake to cool off from box emptying and furniture moving.