Lost in Lyon : cultural differences with comical results

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Lost in Lyon : cultural differences with comical results
Lost in Lyon is an attempt by a British woman and her family to integrate into French life, often with comical results.
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  • Fast Food Nation 3 weeks ago On a recent trip to the UK I took the girls on a London bus. The Curly One, who must have been a bloodhound in a former life, suddenly wrinkled her nose in distaste. “Mummy,” she said, in her well-spoken foghorn: “someone is eating a steak hâché on here. Why doesn’t the driver tell them...
  • Stamp of approval 3 months ago The other day I heard the emotive tale of a British five-year-old who had saved her mother’s life by dialling 999 when she went into anaphylactic shock. Good point, I thought: I ought to teach the kids what to do in an emergency. The problem is that, like everything in France, the system for...
  • The given day 4 months ago One of the happy side-effects of becoming a bloggeuse is the number of people who get in touch after they have just moved to France. A fortnight ago I spoke to one such person. Her two young children were due to start school five days after we spoke. She was beginning to feel a little […]
  • Your number's up 5 months ago Here’s the thing. Back in early March, we went on a skiing holiday. Well, Eadred and the girls skied, whilst I wept at the top of the slopes. Anyway, we were à la montagne, and I provided enough of a sideshow to ensure that Eadred was frequently distracted and, during one such lapse, dropped his...
  • A family affair 6 months ago Last week I popped into the village to run a few errands. Well, it should have been a pop, but in the event it was more of a crawl. My own children still at school, I had forgotten that many French private schools are allergique to the concept of any schooling in the month of juillet, and thus...

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Louise
20:24 PM May 11, 2015

Love your blog! My husband and I began a conversation this week about the possibility of relocating to France one day when kids are a little older. So just looking around at the moment beginning my research! Your blog is informative and expresses so many of the things I would worry about! Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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