France wins the World Cup

I have really enjoyed watching so many World Cup matches this time around. I always enjoy international football unlike my husband who prefers cricket. However, after ribbing in the bars here, he has made an effort to watch this year. I have found it quite amusing to hear his commentary. Out and about the football … [Read more…]

Magical moments in France

It is a year since we started our French adventure so I am going to share some special moments and memories. 1. My husband heading out on our first morning to acquire breakfast for us all and inadvertently offering to sell milk to the café owner. 2.The kindness of expat ladies in telling us where … [Read more…]

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Today my Dad remembers his sex education and prostitution in navy ports such as Istanbul. Most of us were young. I was 19 years old approaching 20 years and quite naïve. Back at home among young people sex was not a word that came readily to the tongue nor was what it meant talked about … [Read more…]

Happy day in France

After a questioning everything day on Wednesday, I set out to make Thursday a great day. I work to a gloriously sunny morning which always helps especially when there are no people or cars flying past and you really could believe our new house and grounds are a planet all of their own. We walked … [Read more…]

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What are my reasons to be cheerful? I cannot keep turning up late to the positive party so thought I would get in an early post this week. 1. My husband felt he did well in two interviews this week. Both involve additional assessments so we wait and try not to get too stressed about … [Read more…]

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Stained Once I was the object of desire and the stuff of dreams People went out of their way to ensure they had me in their life. I had colour. I was on show. You see me now on the ground. I am written off. I am stained. Most people walk past and do not … [Read more…]

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I attended Parents’ Evening at my son’s secondary school for the first time last week. Overall, it was a positive experience. Regular readers will know how concerned I have been about my son’s education and the way that I just seem to have lost all sense of what he is learning and what is required … [Read more…]

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My first child went to secondary school last year and is adapting to secondary school in a worrying way. How my son is adapting to secondary school Since then, his grades have dropped and he seems to have no respect for the school. He is having detentions for the first time in his school career … [Read more…]