In Hossegor… what’s on in South Western France!

I have the beach house, as some of you may know. It's where I feel safe and seek refuge in, often, to escape the cities and bustle and broohaha that I have been exposed to for long periods of my life. InHossegor is a wonderful website where you can find everything that is going on, all the places to be at and some fabulous ideas in South West France, between Biarritz and Hossegor. Come see the dunes, the surf, the gorgeous cuisine and the fresh and vibrant local environment. InHossegor InHossegor                       InHossegor Read on...
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French Beach Homes… an old and new venture

http://frenchbeachhomes.com/http://frenchbeachhomes.com/http://frenchbeachhomes.com/ I just wanted to speak to you about my new venture that I have in fact been working on for the last couple of years... Frenchbeachhomes is a one stop boutique service for those who are looking to move to France, holiday in France or live here and need help with services or everyday life. Frenchbeachhomes is also a place to book a holiday Read on...
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More: All Good – Hossegor

All Good Hossegor All Good Hossegor All Good Hossegor All Good Hossegor I have spoken about this beautiful concept store in Hossegor, French Surf Capital of EUROPE on the blog before (All Good) and about the owners' other project Woll Beer too. Read on...
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Jobs (tried and tested) to work around the world – Part 1

People often ask me how I have been able to travel so much and afford to live in different countries the way I have. I always respond the same way: I worked there. To travel is great but to go LIVE abroad is even greater. To wake up to newness, challenges, cultural differences, minute and big discoveries, every day. New smells, new light, new codes, new culture. It's a motivational EXPLOSION. So by looking back on the ways I was able to travel pre-kid and post-kid (because you CAN go live abroad when you have kids, no excuses) here are a few ideas of some jobs that enabled me and can therefore enable you, to leave the comfort of your local space for the comfort of newness and adventure. 1 - Teaching English Abroad Teaching English France TEFL around the world This is what enabled me to go live in a couple of countries and find work immediately. Do so I needed to have the TEFL diploma a (see link below) so I went to do a TEFL course in Madrid and the school that taught me how to become a teacher actually hired me after to teach students of English of all ages. It's fun, varied, flexible work and very inspiring if you like to meet the locals and experience the culture of where you live. The TEFL is easy enough to get if you work hard enough at it and is basically recognized everywhere in the world if you want to teach English. Go here for more info: worldteflassociation.com 2 - Work on a yacht or be skipper. Sailing France Read on...
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Chez Minus

Chez Minus prawns Chez Minus Capbreton Chez Minus food Having lunch or dinner at a long wooden table sitting on a long wooden bench, next to complete strangers, eating fresh muscles, shrimps, sardines and home made fries with salad, all washed down with a chilled bottle of white. This is what I love doing in summer at the great eatery Chez Minus in Capbreton, near where I have set up camp Read on...
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My guide to a girl’s hen weekend in Paris

Moulin Rouge ParisMusee Jacquemart AndréMiniature France museum I often get contacted about what to do in Paris on an all girl's weekend. So I decided to write about it for you all to read too! Personally, I think it's exiting and prudent to draft up a game plan that embraces the full spectrum of merrymaking while paying proper respect to your collective budget. Here are some ideas for crafting an Read on...
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