Hello everyone. My name's James.
Right. Best do the intro, I suppose. I'm a journalist and writer with rather more years' experience than can be healthy - for me or my family.
After two stints at the Press Association separated by a few years at the Scunthorpe Telegraph and later the Grimsby Telegraph - and later still working across both centres as the two papers' chief (read only) features writer - in 2009 my journalist wife and I took a great leap of... well, faith, if we're being polite about it... and upped sticks, mixed metaphors and moved lock, stock and barrel down to south-west France - bringing our too-young-to-be-a journalist daughter with us.
We're now in France's rugby heartland in Castres, about an hour west of Toulouse, and a far cry from North Lincolnshire. More mountains, for one thing.
And we've since been joined by our definitely-too-young-to-be-a-journalist son.
So, here we are. Hi.