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  • Name: Catherine Broughton
  • Location: France
  • Country: n/a
  • Region: Île-de-France (Paris)

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  • Blog Posts: 7
  • Forum Posts: 0
  • Classified Ads: 0
  • Blog Comments: 1
  • Hotel Comments: 0
  • Total Comments: 1

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  • So, you speak French

    Local Expressions and idioms

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    Blog Post created over 1 year ago
  • Travels in Europe

    Travels in Europe

    Too sick to work, we set off with our caravan …

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • Do we like France ?

    What the British like and dislike about life in France

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • So you speak French ?

    So you speak French ?

    So, you speak French ? In any language the local expressions and idioms can be a nightmare. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it is only when you can understand them that you can claim to speak the language fluently. Translating these often don’t work. Somehow the underlying meaning is diff...

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • It Happened Like This

    What is it like to be an English family in France? Catherine Broughton shares one of her experiences of expat life near La Rochelle.

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • How to taste wine - or not.

    On a swelteringly hot August day Bruce and I, accompanied by George, our Great Dane, left the cool refuge of our campsite under the tall seaside pines, and made our way to a wine festival at Lesparre. We have been in France nearly nine years, we said, and we still don’t know anything about wine e...

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago
  • "You have missed out something important - rules and regulations for setting up business are differnet and on the continent there is little in the way of lateral thinking. What you can do in complete freedom in the Uk for some inexplicable reason beco..." on the Blog Post called Money saving tips for your new country
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  • Insider Spotlight: Catherine's Top Tips for France

    Insider Spotlight: Catherine's Top Tips for France

    I am English though I was born and raised in Africa. I have lived as an expat almost all my life, but England is my favourite place in the world. I am a novelist. I now live in the Charente Maritime in France and have lived in Spain, Switzerland, Belize, New Caledonia and various parts of Africa.

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    Blog Post updated over 1 year ago