Author: Cindy Mobey
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful Charente region, in South West France with my partner, David. I am also Mum to three grown up children, who live and work in the UK. My partner and I wanted to live in a warmer climate, so we chose this stunning part of the world. We live in the renovated kitchen of a ruined chateau, the only part that is renovated, so lots of work to do, but as David has multi-trade skills, I’m not too worried
about that!After 14 years’ experience working in the financial services industry as a copywriter, I decided to go freelance, when I relocated to France. I love everything about the written word and am passionate about my work. As well as writing blogs and website content, I’m also experienced in corporate communications, including strategic communications, communications planning and employee communications.
France has a new word for French Kissing. Read on to find out more about ‘Galocher’, what it means, and where it has it’s origins.
What’s the new word in France for ‘French Kissing’?
if you’re leaving your French home unoccupied whilst you take a well-earned holiday, make sure you take adequate precautions to protect against burglary. Here are some pointers on protecting your property… incidentally sent to me by my French bank.
Read our property protection checklist for your French home
Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake…
Find out all about Pineau des Charentes
La fete de la musique takes place across France on 21st June. It’s a free street music event, covering all musical genres and attracting thousands of musicians, who perfrm all sorts of music in bars, cafes and in the street.
Find out about the Fete de la musique in France
On 12 June, during a cabinet meeting, a final decision was made regarding the auto-entrepreneur scheme, with the announcement that €19,000 a year is the new income level cut-off point.
Are you using, or thinking of using, the Auto-entrepreneur scheme in France?