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A British Florist in France

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Expats in France, Self-employment, Working in France
A British Florist in France

Mary and Mike Devereaux used to spend all of their holidays in France with their three children. They dreamed of a day when they might be able to spend more time in the country they had fallen in love with and in 2002 bought a holiday home in Deux Sevres.  Four years later, they decided […]

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A French Life: Quilting in France

Written by on November 17, 2012 in Self-employment with 2 Comments
A French Life: Quilting in France

Sue Sharp is a well-known quilter and crafter living in Pas de Calais, northern France. In her own words, she’s “crazy about creating”, puts little effort into housework, is funny and noisy, makes a lot of cake and is known to her students as the’ Queen of the Quick Quilt’ as she is always looking […]

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A French Life: Expat Brits And A Dotty Business in France

Written by on November 5, 2012 in Self-employment with 0 Comments
A French Life: Expat Brits And A Dotty Business in France

We recently came across Dotty Anglaise, a fabulous online store run by a pair of dotty – by their own admittance – English ladies who just love dotty products!  Whether it’s an egg cup, a tissue box or a gorgeous happy birthday garland – it’s got dots on! Jess and Steph, the dotty brains behind […]

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A French Life: Briton rides to a new life in France

Written by on October 15, 2012 in Self-employment with 1 Comment
A French Life: Briton rides to a new life in France

  People move to France for many different reasons – retirement, to work, to play, to follow a dream… Steve Sykes’ move to France from the UK follows the latter path. A keen cyclist for many years he decided to take his passion to France, to the lovely area of Midi-Pyrénées. Steve and his partner […]

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A French life: SnapCar Paris, Dave Ashton reveals how France is addictive

Written by on October 9, 2012 in Self-employment with 0 Comments
A French life: SnapCar Paris, Dave Ashton reveals how France is addictive

  We talk to Dave Ashton of SnapCar Paris who is from Phoenix, Arizona. Dave, his wife Stasha and their four children came to France in 2007 on a one year home exchange with a family from Provence. At the end of the year they had fallen in love with France and wanted to stay […]

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