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

American City Girl turns French Country Girl

After moving to France and living in the city my whole life, I started to gravitate toward the countryside when deciding to buy my first home in Provence. The hustle and bustle of everyday life was not for me anymore. I never had any peace and quiet, there were too many cars on the road (French people don’t walk as much as the used to), I was surround all the time by neighbors, I had no yard or garden and the city was not very clean. Life had changed me and I wanted a piece of the old, quiet, French life that I saw in the movies. That’s what I wanted and that is what I found. Was I becoming an old fogey?!

Why I write in English

Born in France in 1952, I became enamored with English as a teenager because of my love for British and American rock music. Yearning to 'get' the lyrics of songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and other great rock bands, I played catch up with my English.