France goes pesticide free

Since the start of the year, local authorities in France have been banned from using chemicals to clear weeds in public spaces, on roads and on paths. From 2019 this law will also apply to private householders. This pesticide ban is part of wider legal change in environmental law which will includes . . . → Read More: France goes pesticide free

The advantages of a stable housing market

According to the OECD, property prices in many advanced economies are at dangerous levels raising the risk of massive price falls if markets overheat. This comes amid predictions of higher interest rates, higher inflation and general political uncertainty worldwide.

The OECD’s report said countries such as Canada, New Zealand and Sweden have . . . → Read More: The advantages of a stable housing market

Christmas in the foothills of France

Organic Christmas Tree Farm in the Ariège

What an extraordinary year 2016 has been but probably the less said about all that the better. Right now, here in the foothills, we are enjoying the typical weather of this time of year; sunshine and blue skies, with frosty mornings, warm days . . . → Read More: Christmas in the foothills of France

Is moving to France really for you?

Have you considered the practicalities?

If this is going to be a permanent move, it means that there are many emotions involved so it is vital to put some of these aside. It is great to have a dream but it needs to be based on reality for your move to work long-term. For . . . → Read More: Is moving to France really for you?