I wasn't quite sure where to post this item on SFN - but I just received a link via a French friend of the French version of the article featured in Daily Mail. http://www.rue89.com/2010/12/19/la-galere-des-anglaises-qui-revaient-de-la-belle-vie-en-france-181389. The email was entitled "Pauvres petites anglaises".
The email prompted me to start a list in the Languedoc-Roussillon group of 'useful links' for this region - here is the link & please feel free to contribute: http://www.survivefrance.com/group/languedocroussillon.
I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling that SFN is a fantastic support network in France - so thank you Mr & Mrs H - keep it going in 2011!
If SFN members have any other recommendations for sites/groups that could be helpful - particularly for (but not limited to) women throughout France, please do post some details. Could be useful to have an up-to-date reference list 'just in case' ...