New to France

Hi all

I have just come from London to settle in France with my husband and two small children

I have a busy 2 and a half year old boy and a 10 week old baby girl. We are living just outside the town of Saintes in Charente Maritime

My husband has to commute for his work so i am in need of company with any fellow Mums out there doing what I'm doing (living the dream?)

I welcome any advice at any time and am very grateful to this website for some useful info

Elaine Asher

HI Kerry

Thanks a million for your message

I will most likely be in touch for advice if you don't mind

We are in Chaniers area and Im just starting to get things together ....ish

my number is 546925414


Hi Philippa

We are approx 30 ks from you and live in Chaniers

Have you settled in ok?

my home number is 546925414

let me know if you want to meet anytime

kind regards

Elaine Asher


Where abouts are you? I moved here in November with my children. The little ones go to school in Asnières-la-Giraud. My youngest is just 3 and starts Maternelle in September. We live in the commune of Mazeray.

Hi Elaine and welcome to SFN. I would suggest joining some of the groups here on SFN, such as this one: Come and say hello in my group:

You can also search for members in your area here: or also use the map. Don't forget to add yourself to the map and put your departement number on your profile page, so other members can find you.

Hope this helps.