My name is Jacqui, I am 42 and have lived in France for just over 7 years now. We moved to the Aude (11) from Somerset in 2003 my husband David, our 2 girls Hannah and Gemma and me.We moved to the small village on the Montagne Noire where my in-laws had lived for 9 years and we holidayed regularly. I still blame the water here because 9 months after we arrived in France so did our twins Alexander and Rebecca.
Well to be fair we did say we wanted to move to France for family life and boy did we get it - in spades!! David worked in the Water industry in the UK but moved into wine here - very biblical!! He was an homme de cave which made our girls howl when they translated it and he loved the fact that his job was also his hobby.
I became a mere du foyer and enjoyed it for the most part. Getting used to the slower pace of life took some time and French paperwork was a nightmare for someone who knew 5 words of French one of which was choux, but I got there somehow.
Now 7 years on both of my in-laws have died and most heartbreakingly of all so has my beloved David. He died at the end of March this year.
So here I am - a Scot in exile looking for some nice folks to pass the time of day with or have a laugh or two or even ask for some help. I reckon I have found it here with you.
Thanks for reading