Il Γ©tait une fois: the cautionary tale of a former au pair

Book of the day: Jane Eyre Bonsoir mes amis…pull up a fauteuil and pour yourself a kir as, for the next few minutes, I relate how I find myself still living in France almost 7 years after venturing forth on a 4-month ‘Gap’… Once upon a time a rash decision on my part induced me, one bleak February morning, to acquire a one-way ticket to … Continue reading Il Γ©tait une fois: the cautionary tale of a former au pair

Alors, pour commencer…

Book of the day: David Copperfield What causes a (reasonably) sane adult to start threatening imminent self-defenestration from a ground-floor dining room? While I do not feel sufficiently qualified to speak for the downstairs-window-hurdling community in general, I shall endeavour to explain my own fall from grace. To do so, however, involves a brief jaunt back through some of my personal history, to where my … Continue reading Alors, pour commencer…