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Herault Today, Gone Tomorrow

Herault Today, Gone Tomorrow

Don’t Get Me Started on French Drivers!

March 29, 2013 by Marty

The French are not good drivers. I’m sorry, but there’s no other way to say it. It’s a generalisation of course and there are doubtless many good French drivers, it’s… Read more…

Categories: French Life

I Now Support France!

March 17, 2013 by Marty

I told my family that should England ‘choke’ against Wales and be robbed of the Grand Slam (and the rugby RBS Six Nations Title), then I would tie my flag… Read more…

Categories: French Life

Beware of Scam Calls from ‘Windows Technical Dept’

March 13, 2013 by Marty

You can picture the scene: it’s Monday morning, we’re about to dash out the door to take the kids to school and its chaos. Then the phone goes. Do you… Read more…

Categories: French Life

TV Satellite Dish Panic as DCI Barnaby Might Fade

March 7, 2013 by Marty

Come June say the experts, it will be more difficult to get UK television via many of the existing satellite dishes, as the broadcasters switch from one satellite to another…. Read more…

Categories: French Life

Gendarmes Knife Children’s Teddies

February 27, 2013 by Marty

A slightly alarming story from a friend who’s 12-year-old daughter went on a school ski-ing trip and was subjected, along with her class, to an invasive search by the local… Read more…

Categories: French Life

Middleton Bump Bemuses Me

February 15, 2013 by Marty

The latest outburst about the future British Queen’s state of dress (or undress) leaves me bemused. Fair enough, lounging around a private pool in France and being plastered across a… Read more…

Categories: People

Greetings, Man

February 7, 2013 by Marty

There is so much debate on how people should greet each other in France – to kiss, or not to kiss, and how many times – that often over-looked is… Read more…

Categories: French Life

Teachers AWOL

January 30, 2013 by Marty

Creating generalisations from personal experience is something we all have to avoid, but after swapping comments on various French forums, it would appear that French teaching is in somewhat of… Read more…

Categories: Education

Wheelie Bin Gate

January 22, 2013 by Marty

Bit of an incident with the wheelie bins yesterday morning, as not only was ours positioned incorrectly, but the collection men had an issue with one of the recycling items…. Read more…

Categories: French Life

Cameron’s Euro Trash

January 15, 2013 by Marty

So Cameron is to make his long awaited speech on Europe on Friday. We all know that the British Prime Minister is stuck between a rock and a hard place,… Read more…

Categories: Europe