Being French, Confinement

Covid cacoon

I have to say I'm not much good at staying in, the possibility of another confinement is filling me with anxiety I don't need. Currently in France we have an 18h00 curfew, at which time I'm just stepping out to go to work, when I finish I bimble home slowly. It's only 20h00 and there's… Lire la suite Covid cacoon

Being French

Living vicariously through others

Do you live in a self created cacoon? Do you love to read or watch movies? Do books/tv portray life or do we replicate living through what we read in books or see on the screen? I tend to take risks in life, I always have, life is more exciting when I'm pushing the boundaries.… Lire la suite Living vicariously through others

Being French, Confinement, Ma Vie Française

Who is policing the police?

Considering the police station is a government public place one would think they too have to follow the rules of the orders set in place by both the officials higher up and the local Prefecture. Masks are obligatory outside and within all public areas, including non private vehicles. This law also applies to Gov't buildings… Lire la suite Who is policing the police?

Destination Unknown, solo female van traveller, Travel

Art- In all its glory

Bézier Whilst traveling Europe although I ventured into some of the most popular cities famous for their art collections, I did happen to come across some amazing art, but believe it or not I didn't actually step inside any museums or galleries! Marseille It wasn't as if these museums were unfortunately closed for one reason… Lire la suite Art- In all its glory

Being French, Ma Vie Française

In my Dreams

Into my second year of living in France with French citizenship obtained thanks to my mother, life seemed almost complete.  Comfortably settled within a luminous period apartment, both the cat and I take the horizontal position frequently as the sun throws it's rays our way. The only thing missing was having the means to really… Lire la suite In my Dreams

Being French, Confinement, Ma Vie Française

Here we go again

So here we are again, we're two weeks in, this time confinement is certainly a different experience than the last. Firstly I'm comfortably settled in my new flat, with its fabulous views of the gardens of the neighbouring Chateau, complete with its own resident owl. Not bad eh? Sadly, my flat lacks character from the… Lire la suite Here we go again

Being French, Confinement, Ma Vie Française

Here and Now

So here in France we've almost finished two full weeks of self isolation and the end is NOT in sight. This week for the French the noose tightened, they've insisted that we carry a 'note' stating why and how long we intend to be out; work, essential shopping, exercising rover or oneself, which now limits… Lire la suite Here and Now