** Two English Mums with 28 years experience living in France! **
Accommodation searches short, medium & long term
Help with house purchases (we are not an estate agent, therefore totally without bias)
Help with Utilities - English speaking contacts for all requirements (Banking, Insurance....)
English TV installation - Telephone & internet installations
Holiday Home / Gite Management (15 years experience in the UK Travel Industry)
Making friends - Helping with schools, creches, nannies, shopping, home-making...
We charge an hourly rate or part thereof
Our overall aim? To get you independent as quickly and painlessly as possible
Telling you how it is, no rose-tinted spectacles here.

What peculiar weather

It's grey - it's dark and it's still hot... and windy.

Fascinating events today include: washing Alicia's doudou (her comforter / luvvy / whatever you call it.) - She is very upset when she can't see it going around in the washing machine. And now I'm trying to dry it in super-fast time without resorting to the tumble dryer just in case.

Apart from that... all I do today is try to sort phone problems... mobile and fixed in two different locations.

Have a look at this book when you get a minute - I've found it so true and very funny and I've only just flicked through it.



I particularly like the bit about what you buy from M&S is determined by what class you are from. i.e.
  • Only upper class buy all their food from them. They also buy linens and towels.
  • Middle class buy some food from them but buy their toilet rolls and so on from Sainsbury's. They only buy things like white t-shirts and underwear from them and certainly nothing that has a pattern and that is instantly recognisable as to come from them.
  • Upper working class buy food from them for a special Saturday night... and blah blah blah...
Anyway - worth a look...

Another thing I found rather gobsmacking / amusing is the classifieds / lonely hearts section of ParuVendu which is a free sheet through your door here:
eg:

Homme 55ans non libre, recherche dame 45 a 65ans taille S a XL pour une relation suivie ... ecrire.

and

H 58a Marie recontrerait femme forte corpulence (???) age indiff...

Well fancy....

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