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What makes a Red hat Lady? by Chris Stow

I don’t want people to look at me and say: "What a sweet old lady."I want them to say: "Whatever is she up to now?" In the early eighties I…

Taken the plunge... what happens then? Finding work in France by Victoria Orange-Sibra

Who hasn’t enjoyed a lovely holiday with beautiful countryside, welcoming locals, fantastic food and wine all accompanied by a good dose of sunshine and not wanted to go back home?…

The Camisard Uprising by David Crackanthorpe

The strength of French Protestantism is not often appreciated by visitors to France, though the French themselves are well aware of it. Since the end of the Second World War…

La Nuit des Camisards on tour - An interview with Lionnel Astier by Julie Rabier

In October 1685, with the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Louis XIV declared the end of freedom of religion in France. Protestants were forced to convert to Catholicism or…

Moving to Béziers - The first few steps by Holly Howard

My husband Alastair and I now live in Béziers. I like the way that sounds! We have made a den for ourselves, between — I would say mountains, but I…

Expat kids off to University by Metrice Weedman

In the blink of an eye, our little ones are no longer ours to protect. Our role as parents changes and, if lucky (really lucky), the relationship with our children…

How to release yourself from stress by Loren Cowley

In this issue I am talking about releasing ourselves from our stresses and our own expectations. I am not saying don’t aim for the moon but allow yourself to land…

Lalor Galore! by Carole Rommene

Michelle Lalor is a busy woman. Sharing her professional career between her chamber-music ensemble Trio Borsalino and her solo career, the Irish/Scottish musician and composer based in Le Pouget (34)…

Dog Panties and Bumper Hugging - is France changing much? by Bernice Clark

So what are some of the other changes we’ve noticed over time? We’ve had various homes in France for nearly 25 years and in that time we’ve seen a fair…

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