It’s fun to daydream once in a while. Do you ever think of France? Perhaps you know the country well or perhaps you will never visit. I dreamt of living here for years; I dreamt of our children being bilingual and going to French schools and then one day, the dream became a reality. That was 9 years ago, and sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it’s actually true. But then that’s why I want to share it with you and I hope you’ll have some fun following along.
This blog is our story about living a real country life in France and all that inspires us – hopefully it will be a little bit of escapism for you, peppered with some personal anecdotes from us. It’s a mixture of lifestyle, travel and food blogs all combined into one!
We live in a small village in Charente Maritime in South West France. That’s me, my husband, our five children, two dogs, two cats and lots of chickens. We mix with the locals and we love nothing more than to listen to their stories and understand their culture; their unique way of doing things. I write about life as it is happening; I interview local people and I visit local markets, cities, villages and landmarks.
We love exploring our area and beyond as a family, whether it’s on foot, by bike, in the car, or on a boat – it really doesn’t matter as there is always something new to see, and there are always some questions for the inquiring mind that need an answer. One day we could be discussing ancient chateaux, Romanesque churches or historical sites and the next we could be picking vegetables from our own potager and cooking with our own free-range eggs, giving you some recipes, or sampling some local produce or wine; there’s just so much to share with you.
I hope you’ll join me in our adventure and discover what it’s really like to live in France. We believe in the importance of appreciating the simple things in life and I want you to be a part of it.
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