Property Purchase Race – redeveloping my pension part three

The biggest challenge for me at the start of this project has been ... Patience! Although I wear the title Project Manager, it is...

Property Purchase Race – redeveloping my pension part two

They say the Scots are a canny people – I like to think that we can’t resist a bargain. ‘This is a probate sale,’...

The Wreck – redeveloping my pension part one

buying property for french income in the UK, Devon
It’s now January 2015 and I, as the Grandma on this expedition, have been pondering just how a move to France would work for...

Cost of living in France

French supermarket
Is it cheaper to do your supermarket shop in the UK or in France?

The Returned TV series review

Les Revenants, The Returned
The Returned TV series (Les Revenants in French) is a highly atmospheric show about a small town whose deceased residents come back to life....

A closer look at Poitou-Charentes: La Rochelle

La Rochelle: A bustling city by the sea with a small-town feel.

A closer look at Poitou-Charentes: Chateau de la Roche Courbon

Chateau de la Roche Courbon
We really enjoyed our visit to the Chateau de la Roche Courbon, otherwise known as 'Sleeping Beauty's Castle' - a great place for a picnic, with games to play and caves to explore...

Job opportunities for expats in France

What are the job opportunities for expats in France especially for someone with minimal language skills like me?