------ Trevor MORRIS

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Trevor Morris is a 42 year old self-employed builder who lives and works in the Tarn et Garonne region of South West France, specialising in the renovation of farmhouses and barns for the mainly English Ex-pat population. He also writes a weekly column for the Dorset Echo in the UK, His columns are a witty and wry look at the similarities and differences between the two nations, as well as a diary of the trials and tribulations of living in and integrating into a foreign country.

He lives with his wife Sue and seven cats in a modern house that does not require renovation, dividing his time between working for exterior clients and renovating two ruins that he recently bought at the bottom of his garden. In his spare time he writes and feeds his goldfish, too numerous to mention.


The book :

‘Vive la Rénovation!’

He has gathered together a collection of his vignettes of French life into a book entitled ‘Vive la Rénovation!’  ISBN 0955633702 which is available directly from the author via, , through Amazon and various other internet sources, or can be ordered from any bookshop.

The book has proved exceptionally popular amongst Brits living in France who have shared many similar experiences, but is also going down well with holidaymakers and all people with an interest in France.

This is a review recently published in French Property News:

“Tales of relocation to France are plentiful but few are as entertaining as Vive la Rénovation! Builder Tevor Morris and his wife Sue relocate to South West France to start a new life and a new business. Offering building services to the native French as well as newly arrived ex-pats proves to be a perfect vantage point to observe the idiosyncrasies of both. With a rich sense of enjoyment and fun, the short, punchy chapters add to the feel of fast and acutely observed humour. This is one to be savoured.” French Property News December 2007


Languedoc & Provence Sun N°53 (Autumn 2014)

Well, I think that’s it. The sun cream has finally given its last breath, my loyal flip-flops have ended up in the recycling bin and the children are off to school. I guess we are back to normal life and believe it or not, it is time to think about… Christmas! Oh noooo I’ll hear you scream, but as we are now quarterly, this issue will cover October, November and December – three months packed with ideas of things to do, visit, drink and eat.

We are always happy to welcome new contributors, but we are truly spoilt this time. Rachel Baker, journalist, food writer and now proud inhabitant of Apt, has joined the ranks (p10 & 32), and so has author Janice Macdonald (p12), who will follow for the next 12 months the inside life of a wine domain for us. We also welcome on board Richard Simpson-Birks (p15). And I’m sure you will carry on enjoying our regular contributors Bernice Clark (p8), Janice Lert (p6), Camille Vourc'h (p29) and Caren Trafford (p22), who has kindly donated books for our fantastic kids drawing competition (p28).

Enjoy the falling leaves, the chestnuts, the early nights by the fire with a good book, and when you feel ready to think about it, have a lovely Christmas...

Carole Rommene, Editor


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