French Leave is written by the Fly in the Web who describes herself as… Retired, I’ve lived in France for about twenty years after leaving the U.K. Tired of listening to the ‘living the dream’ nonsense, tired of people shooting my rooks, it’s time to spill some beans from the cassoulet.
And that, she certainly does.
On this blog there are in depth compassionate articles about life in France in the olden days; try La Douce France for size.
There are life threateningly scary articles such as We’re Out Of Wine Again (that one brought me out in a right cold sweat – I had to have a glass or two of Merlot just to calm my nerves!)
And then there are the sort of would be funny if it weren’t so true type of posts about Brits who work on the black in France. Like Black Friday.
I was hoping for naughty stuff when I spotted Forbidden Fruit but, it was only about wine (which I suppose is naughty, in its own way!) Fly on the Web finishes that post with the words… Guy had been pouring a twelve year old Oberlin for me to try, and it was super…..but at 18 degrees I was glad that I had arrived on foot. What I want to know is…. who is Guy and… does he need a mate?
For anyone of house buying tendencies, The Curious Incident of the Notaire should be required reading and, for anyone thinking about moving to France, Po Faced in Poitou and Tits up in Tourraine is worth a hundred Peter Mayles!
All the best