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?

Being French, Confinement


So I'm one of the many who are confined for a second time this year. This time I'm sticking close to home, not due to fears of getting sick but because I was one of the few who actually received a fine the first time around. Unbeknownst to me we were not allowed to be… Lire la suite Covidiot

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

Confinement, France, SerendipitySol, Travel

Confinement -Day 4

So I told myself months ago, or was it years, whatever, that I'd put the proverbial pen to paper, or fingers to laptop, tablet, phone, well that went ok for a day or two but now with confinement, I'm on day 3! I keep bribing myself to write No excuses Confinement- The thought was scary… Lire la suite Confinement -Day 4

Being French

Self-Isolation part Deux!

Well if you've read the first part to Self-Isolation you'll note that I was on a hike. Into the countryside I had gone, on a path that caught my eye, sometimes it's real fun to just let yourself get lost, you find the most amazing places. Today was such a day, part 2... because I… Lire la suite Self-Isolation part Deux!

Being French

Self-Isolation: French style

So here we are the second day in of confinement, we the French have been ordered to stay indoors, except for several exceptions; most importantly those 'essential service workers', the word essential being quite a vague one. I'm sure Amazon deliveries certainly do not classify as essential, but they seem to continue. Food, well of… Lire la suite Self-Isolation: French style

Destination Unknown, France, solo female van traveller

It’s starting to feel a little like England

I have to admit when I decided to try living here in southern France, like so many Brits, (but not so many quite like me, I'm unique remember) I didn't quite count on seeing so much rain and overcast skies. Perhaps this has been an unusual spring, perhaps not, but I'm starting to get a… Lire la suite It’s starting to feel a little like England

Destination Unknown, solo female van traveller

La Rochelle, France

So the journey has started, life on the road is not as I expected. I had my reservations about travelling in a van that looked something like an unfinished paint job or a child’s piece of artwork. The reception has been wonderful, people seem to be intrigued and welcoming, had I really expected anything different?… Lire la suite La Rochelle, France