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Cycle the Canal du Midi and support CSF !

By Annette - Thursday, March 26, 2015

From 7 – 11 June 2015 a cycle ride has been organised along 240km of the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Marseillan. The event is being organised by Cancer… Read more…

Changing Times in Hérault – Blah

By Annette - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

If you see it in the papers it must be true … I recently attended a press conference for the launch of a new departmental newspaper called The Hérault Times…. Read more…

ITV seeking expats in Languedoc …

By Annette - Wednesday, May 9, 2012

www.ITV.com are seeking expats in Languedoc to take part in their “May the Best House Win” programme later this summer. From their Facebook page … “The production team are about to… Read more…

Expats, Likes and Trolls

By Annette - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the use of websites and online social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.   There are also a number of great… 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…

Working from home in France?

By Annette - Friday, March 18, 2011

Things have progressed since my post about “Keeping up Appearances“. Quite a lot in fact. I have been researching coworking (or co-working depending on your preference) within Europe and it’s… 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…

Expat surprise

By Annette - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

There are hundreds of expats here in Hérault.  I confess this realisation came as rather a shock to me. I came to a France to live “the French way”.   Before… Read more…

A Kiwi and the Orange connection

By Annette - Monday, January 3, 2011

It was July 2008.  I searched high and low for help finding accommodation.  I replied to internet ads galore, I emailed referrals via referrals from referrals, there were some amazingly… Read more…

Stress free foie gras soup

By Annette - Monday, December 27, 2010

And so another Christmas ‘en France’ has been and gone, and by UK standards it was most certainly one of the most relaxed ones for this household. There was family,… Read more…

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