First and foremost, thank you for stopping by and I hope that you like what you see and read in our blog about our French dream.
Now about myself, my husband and our son. I was born in Yorkshire and my husband was born in Lancashire. We meet on a blind date over forty seven years ago and we have been married for forty five years or eleven years which ever way you look at it, our anniversary is February 29th, a leap year. We have lived in Lancashire all of our married life: first at Milnrow near Rochdale and then Blackpool until our retirement. My husband was an IT manager and I was a lecturer of Psychology and Forensic Psychology at the local College. Our son has completed his Masters in animation and is a successful 3D artist, I had to put that in, a very proud Mum.
I bet that you are wondering why we moved to France. In short our dream was always to move to another country. Italy was our first choice a long time ago. However, it was always too expensive. So we looked at other counties with sunshine, good food, wine and above all friendly people. France seemed just right.
This blog is going to be about how we found our property, restoring (changing the décor, especially the bathroom shower, which is unbelievable, I shall take a photograph for you to see in a future blog). Where to go for DIY: events around the village and area. Generally the trials and tribulations of our experiences, our move to France and living the French Dream. So I would like to take you on a journey which I hope that you will find helpful and interesting and at times exciting. Welcome to our French Dream.
I nearly forgot to tell you that our French property is in the Perigord Noir (Dordogne), castles, medieval hamlets, Chateaus, the open country side, markets and wine.