France, expat, French life, driving in France
Polytunnel Perils: extract from Total Immersion (coming soon)
Total Immersion, expat, memoir, polytunnel, gardening, France
A Llama and a Fox: extract from Total Immersion
Another #SampleSunday, another extract from my forthcoming ‘Total Immersion: Ten Years in France’. We’re in March 2009, and we get to meet our first home-born baby llama and Chris has a very close encounter with a fox. We’d moved Gabby, the mother llama, into a stable so she’d be warm and cosy when delivery time… Continue reading A Llama and a Fox: extract from Total Immersion
A chilly extract from ‘Total Immersion’
Now that the first draft of Haircuts, Hens and Homicide is in the bag, I’ve been able to return to part Deux of my memoir of our lives in France, Total Immersion. To whet your appetites here’s an extract from the chapter ‘2012: The Year of the Pig’. The Big Freeze of 2017 is going… Continue reading A chilly extract from ‘Total Immersion’
Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicky Lesage: a sparkling gem of a book
This book is an absolute delight from start to finish. But don’t read it – at least, not in a public place. It’ll have you smiling to yourself at the author’s light, lively smile, chuckling quietly at the faux pas, which are a normal part of expat life, that she shares with us and occasionally… Continue reading Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicky Lesage: a sparkling gem of a book
Book Review: Heads Above Water!
I’m always reviewing and promoting other people’s books. I decided it was time to promote my own! Heads Above Water is the account of our first couple of years living the expat life in France with a family, no income and an awful lot of work to do … Here’s a review of the book… Continue reading Book Review: Heads Above Water!
Guest Post from Jo Parfitt
Jo Parfitt, Sunshine Soup, guest blog, expat, cookery writing