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Things work differently in France; there’s no getting away from that. I suspect that differences are more pronounced in the countryside than in the cities, but nevertheless, there are significant differences. I was…
We’re not too sure why, but not long after the clocks changed and the nights start drawing in, we’re still full of boundless energy. We’ve come to Perpignan for a long weekend and we can’t seem to…
Here I am writing article 2 for Patrick’s blog and still basking in sunshine. On Monday the thermometer on my terrace hit 30 degrees and to be honest it all felt a bit surreal. While autumn in South West France is…
Today’s postcard comes from Béziers in the Hérault. A town with a population of around 70,000 it lies snuggled between the Mediterranean and the mountains. This is a completely stunning part of the world…
I’m really excited about this, my first article on the my-french-house.com blog. When I spoke to Patrick last week, I was up to my ears in pickling, jamming and conserving and our chat seemed to take him deep down…
The mansion tax has been a favourite with both the Liberal Democrats and Labour. The tax would see people living in properties worth over £2million paying an annual charge. In one proposal properties worth £3m…
Today’s postcard comes from Avranches, right next to Mont Saint-Michel in the Manche department of lower Normandy . Avranches is a small town completely steeped in history and only a stone’s throw from the stunning…
It’s fair to say that here in the UK we’ve had a superb summer. It kind of took us by surprise, but we have certainly enjoyed it and most of us seem to have made the most of it. In fact, going by the weather…
France is still one of the most popular overseas destinations for buy to let investors. But in this new social world how much does ‘being social’ play in the success of your buy-to-let business? Maria and Andy…