I Want To Write A Diary.

Like lots of things, I have ruminated on writing a diary. for a long time. Around 40 years by my last calculation. As a young teen, I kept one that was red that had a key , but it lasted a matter of weeks. I lost the key, and had to slice the piece of…

When Did You Decide To Move To France?

I would imagine that all of us have been asked, at one time or another about our reasons for moving to France. The question is generally fired in our direction by French neighbours and friends who perhaps regard us with a bit of cautious curiosity. However, can anyone remember WHEN you decided to move and…

Bright Start to 2012.

I’m not a Monday girl. Nor am I winter lover – My term for this time of year is known to all as “The Dark Time” I feel low, depressed even, and hate it when the light fades at sunset. But today was different . Due to a lack of velux blinds in our top…

Short Story – First Flight.

I have just finished a week long course on short story writing at the Circle of Misse. It was a fantastic experience, which I intend to write about in another post, when I get my breath back. I wrote some of my first short stories there, and received a very positive feedback from my fellow…

French Country Life.

My “about” page on here says that I wear many hats – no understatement I might add. One of them is that of a teacher. In a former life I taught Spanish at the University of Wales, and somehow that has morphed into teaching English here for the local Chambre de Commerce. I even get…

Monday May 24th. Sun Watch.

Through fear of stating the obvious, its so hot! I know our weather men take mean temperatures with little instruments in the middle of remote fields, but my faithful old thermometer outside the door says it’s 35 degrees. I follow the line of logic here that it may not meet Met Office or France Meteo…

France: Living The Dream?

As I finally come up for air, I thought that I should write a post about my new Facebook page. Like so many things in my life, it has been an idea running around in my head and I wasn’t quite able to define what I message I wanted to convey. I wanted to harness…