The Foreigner’s guide to French politics

Known as ‘The Fifth Republic’, the French political system is a mixed presidential/parliamentary system with a President who is head of state, sharing power with a Prime Minister who is the head of government. The French as a nation are very fond of politics so, if you plan to spend any time . . . → Read More: The Foreigner’s guide to French politics

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?

Why?

This article published recently in The Telegraph tries to answer a question I am frequently asked:

 

 

 

The first question we are often asked when people discover we live in France is why did we move, lock stock and barrel with three young children to a place practically nobody has heard of? . . . → Read More: Why?

Divided Loyalties in the Six Nations

Come on England – Come on France!

I am sitting here watching (well half watching!) England play France in the Six Nations along with the very excited men in my life – even the three year old is jumping up and down cheering as . . . → Read More: Divided Loyalties in the Six Nations