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English Meal at La Club de l’Amitié Daglanais (friendship club)

The first thing that I would like to say is a very large congratulations to everyone that took part in bringing the first ever “British” meal to be held at the Salle des Fétes last Sunday. 328 more words

French Village

The Phone Calls

Of late, I’ve started to feel like I could get the hang of this French speaking thing. I can ask about produce at the market, discuss politics with guests, and understand whose side I’m supposed to be on when it comes to the hot issues in our little village. 383 more words


Surprised by my three-year-old's first swear word

About six weeks ago a local mum told me that her nearly four-year-old had started saying “caca” and “pipi”. These are words used to describe “poo” and “pee” to kids. 1,091 more words

Parenting In France

Six milles pas

The revelation came last week: the French must walk 6,000 steps each day. Mais bon dieu! What has the world come to when even… 372 more words


The anxious world of motherhood: Five ways I (almost) wipe out my worst-case scenario worries

“Prend the little road, mummy, pas the other one,” said back-seat-boy Super PG this morning, urging me to take the road that curls around the playground and descends into the chaos of the school gates. 1,524 more words

Parenting In France

Why do I feel as though I have to justify this “third child” pregnancy?

I am now officially halfway through my pregnancy.

“Hooray!” read the Baby Center app. “Celebrate by splurging on a pedicure, a pregnancy massage with essential oils, or a new outfit that shows off your bump.” 1,696 more words


Love Actually

The downside of living abroad, for me, is the distance away from family and friends. The last time we saw our son and daughter was Christmas so when they said they wanted to spend Easter with us in France we were delighted. 232 more words