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Fab Anna in 66

By Annette - Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One of the reasons I thought I’d start this blog was because of the frustrations I felt trying to progress a business in a very different world to the one… Read more…

The politics of not getting things done

By Annette - Sunday, December 11, 2011

Things don’t tend to happen quickly in France. We know this. It is, after all, one of the ‘charms’ that draws many of us here in the first place. But… Read more…

What’s the best recipe for a new life in Languedoc?

By Annette - Friday, April 22, 2011

Earlier this week I met a lovely lady called Jennifer. Jennifer is American but has lived in Languedoc about 8 years.  The story of her journey to live here, like… Read more…

How to start a Jelly in France

By Annette - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Last week a group of a dozen strangers of at least 4 different nationalities ‘went to work’ in a coffee shop in Montpellier. This week a group of English speakers… Read more…

Women alone in France – is it always a disaster?

By Annette - Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some months ago this newspaper feature was sent to me via a French friend. He was shocked by the write-up. I’m not quite sure if he was concerned, disbelieving or… Read more…

Keeping up appearances …

By Annette - Tuesday, March 1, 2011

There are hundreds of websites about life abroad.  “Live the dream, improve your lifestyle, escape to the sun, work overseas, get a better health system…” Everyone’s experience is different.  From… Read more…

Working women

By Annette - Monday, January 24, 2011

It is frequently true that living in this part of France feels like a step back in time. For expats like us, part of the charm of being here is… Read more…

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