How to live the French dream: Visit, move, live, study, work in France: Stories about frustrations, achievements & celebrations.

Can You Manage?

Do we manage? Or are we able? Can we can in certain situations? Or rather, do we manage? A pair of French verbs sends this author on a complicated dance routine with the language (preferably, the can-can)

Chez Gabrielle

I’d like to tell you about Gabrielle. I never met her because she died, aged 92, before we moved to France. So how do I know her? Well, we bought her house and from the moment we first saw it, we knew it was right for us. Over the years that followed, our neighbours told us about Gabrielle, and now I think I know more about her than any other person that I’ve never met.