Jimmy Jean offers classes for small groups in the North Dordogne, South Charente regions of France. He wants his students to speak the language in the vernacular.
Octavia is a bit of an old goat who has to imbibe copious amounts of wine for medicinal reasons. Sylvia, her daughter, is much more sensible.
Noah's Ark is an animal rescue charity in the Haute-Vienne, France, run by Cindy Maasik and her daughter Lauren. Their sole purpose is to rescue and re-home animals in need.
If you spend time in France in the vicinity of the Western Haute Vienne, near to the borders of the Dordogne and the Charente, you may be interested to know about this place.
In the early 2000s, rural France seemed stuck in a time warp 50 years behind the modern world. Power cuts were common and services were lacking. However, things have steadily improved since then.
In 1944, near the end of World War II, Kapitolina Panfilova met Thomas McAdam, a British sailor who had sailed with the Arctic Convoys to Archangel in Northern Russia. It was a fateful meeting.
This patchwork block can be made without a sewing machine and therefore it's a perfect small project to take anywhere you go. It's easy and satisfying to do and the results can be stunning.
This article is about how to produce a colourful and enduring display of plants in a garden with the minimum effort and outlay. The information given is based on the author's own experiences.
Of all the different patchwork techniques out there, this must surely rank as one of the fastest and easiest, yet the results can be stunning and the possible permutations are endless.
Anne and Colin Cartwright have lived in South-West France for over 20 years. Anne is a writer and Colin leads a choir and composes music. It's a marriage made in heaven.
Psychoanalysts recognize Writer's Block as a medical condition. Here are some thoughts and suggestions for would-be writers suffering from an inability to get their creative writing off the ground.
There are numerous adverts on the Internet promising lucrative typing and data entry work from home. Are these scams, or is it really possible to earn a living in this way?
Toys as presents can be five-minute wonders and end up as clutter in the household. How about an educational alternative such as a glockenspiel or similar musical instrument?
Many old French houses have issues with damp. Some of these issues relate to humidity in the home and can be easily dealt with, but rising damp is a serious underlying problem which needs addressing.
Are women better at multi-tasking than men? And if they are, is juggling too many balls in the air at once necessarily the best way to go about things? Or is it better to focus on one thing at a time?
Did you know that the whole of the dandelion plant can be eaten from the root to the flower head? And since it is one of the most prolific plants in existence, there is no shortage of supply.
This profuse, successful plant has had many different names over the centuries. It was originally called Dent-de-lioun from a Middle English term which came from the old French word, dentdelion. That literally translates as tooth of the lion.
These two tiny kittens were found living under a wooden café at a tourist spot in SW France. It's difficult to imagine how they survived for so long. There was no sign of their mother.
Diving straight into something without even checking the temperature is probably an unwise thing to do, but hesitation could result in a lost opportunity or even disaster.