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Digger disruption

By Annette - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Life will no longer be as simple in our street.  Or in our village, which is currently just a big mess. The average age of the population is probably over 60,… Read more…

End of an era …

By Annette - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The thing is, very few people like to talk about death. It’s one of the many ‘taboo’ subjects people generally don’t acknowledge – and particularly ‘ze British’ with our quaint… 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…

Seasonal skies and lows

By Annette - Sunday, November 27, 2011

After a slight pause to deal with ‘life-as-we-know-it’, I’m back on the blog. The past few months have been somewhat frantic.   My voluntary involvement in “Jelly!” has been keeping… Read more…

Welcome to the silly season

By Annette - Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I used to love coming to France at this time of year. Holiday time; late night street parties and fiestas, plenty of sunshine, and no work. Note the key phrase… 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…

It’s Christmas – is the remote control working?

By Annette - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Autumn/Winter 2008 passed amidst a lot of work and not much else. I didn’t move to France to stop working, I wanted to carry on doing work I enjoy but… Read more…

Fungal forays and Pharmacies

By Annette - Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Autumn is well and truly upon us.  It’s not just wildboar turning up truffles - humans are out there digging too.  On the daily dog walk in the local woods the number… Read more…

Frankly Franglaise – The First Post

By Annette - Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello and bienvenue to Frankly Franglaise - thank you for visiting my new blog! Today is a damp and grey November day in Languedoc. This corner of Southern France enjoys scorching… Read more…

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