About me: I am a freelance writer living in France since 1997. I run a successful business offering copywriting services to clients in the UK and internationally (annual reports, research reports, brochures etc). I also write magazine articles on France and literary and historical topics.
Beautiful Bastide: Villeneuve-d?Aveyron Today is la fête de la Pentecôte (Pentecost) in France – for those of you who think I don’t know my dates, this was posted late on Monday. And in keeping with the tradition of public holidays it?s cold and … Continue reading →... Mon, 20 May 2013 21:08:33
Let There Not Be Light: Light Pollution in France One of the things that attracted us to this place back in 1997 was the lack of light pollution. We came house-hunting in April that year and enjoyed skies of cloudless blue in the daytime and inky velvet at night, … Continue reading →... Thu, 16 May 2013 08:59:10
Les Saints de Glace ? Myth or Reality? ?Qu?est-ce que vous voulez? C?est les Saints de Glace.? ? ?What do you expect? It?s the ice saints at the moment.? This is invariably the reaction of French people around here if you complain about the weather around mid-May. The 11th, 12th … Continue reading →... Sun, 12 May 2013 15:17:51
Orchids and SW France Weather April 2013 Orchids grow abundantly in our region at this time of year. We have good and bad orchid years ? no doubt a reflection of the weather we?ve had. This year is a good one. Our walking group took a route … Continue reading →... Mon, 06 May 2013 11:46:56
Ex-Pat Writers - Contribute to a New Anthology Reblogged from Vanessa Couchman, freelance writer: The online ex-pat writers' group, Writers Abroad, of which I'm a member, will be publishing its fourth anthology this year, with the working title of Far Flung and Foreign. We are looking for other … Continue reading →... Wed, 01 May 2013 12:22:48