This link was forwarded to me via a French friend entitled "Pauvres petites anglaises" - I don't know if other SFN members are already aware of the story, but here is a French take on the recent story released in the Daily Mail: http://www.rue89.com/2010/12/19/la-galere-des-anglaises-qui-revaient-de-la-belle-vie-en-france-181389
There are dozens of things I wish I had known before embarking on my adventures in France - but we can have ups and downs in any country. I didn't expect a new life abroad to be without its challenges and I've certainly had a few interesting and unpleasant surprises.
If anyone knows of other forums or groups that might be helpful or of interest for 'Women (Alone or not Alone!) in France' please post a link.
Here are some that I know-of in this area & further afield but it would be great to hear of any more:
http://www.wic-lr.com/index.html - Womens International Club (Languedoc-Roussillon)
http://www.britsnimes.com - Brits Nimes Association
http://www.lost-in-france.com/forum - Lost in France forum
http://waifs2010.wordpress.com - Women Alone living in France
http://the-languedoc-page.com - The Languedoc Page Expat forum
http://forum.anglophone-direct.com - Anglophone Direct Pyrenees-Orientales forum
http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/forum - AngloInfo Languedoc-Roussillon
Thank you !