Our Normandy Life

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Our Normandy Life
5 move to Normandy, France on a one way ticket. Teen, pre-teen, reluctant 7 year old, brexit, pound at an all time low, language barrier, schooling and a house to renovate. What could go wrong?
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  • College Life In France 1 day ago Okay so in the UK it goes like this with regard to schooling:- Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, ‘A’ Level (which is more than likely at the same secondary school or a college) and then University or College (that specialises in some vocational training). So for us Brits, and I appreciate that...
  • How To Register Your Vehicle In France 2 weeks ago It appears that most people tend to dread or worry about this process. I’m not sure why, as out of all of them, it’s low down on the brain drain pecking order. Less thought goes into this than, say, setting up a Micro Entrepreneur business (check), much less than if you start thinking about...
  • Review Of Papillons De Nuit Music Festival 3 weeks ago Okay so this is one French word ‘papillon’ that I cannot for the life of me prononce properly (and it’s not even that hard!) not without being stripped of all my dignity and self-respect. What French word does that to you? Mr Normandy always corrects me on the pronunciation “you mean…”...
  • A Year in Normandy 3 weeks ago Blimey that could be a best seller couldn’t it? Oh wait, it’s already been done with a Year in Provence or something like that. God darn it! So, I’ve been a bit busy of late working on some wonderful Normandy businesses’ social media accounts. However, sometimes that means my own writing...
  • The Full-Time Building Works Commence 2 months ago So, we had left the house for another two years prior to moving out full-time.  If you’ve missed the previous renovating stories you can read them here, here and here. Mr Normandy had a deadline. To make the house water tight within 2 months so that we could move all our worldly possessions,...

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Cath Uphill
08:59 AM February 02, 2018

I love this blog! Not only is it full of helpful, real advice and information but it's also a very entertaining read! For anyone considering relocating to France or if you're already there trying to live the dream, I highly recommend checking in with this blogger.

Vanessa
10:17 AM February 02, 2018

I love the style this blog is written in....the right amount of humour and interesting content. There are lots of good photos too which really add to the enjoyment of the blog posts. I look forward to reading more! I have been really enjoying the photos of the house renovation. Having been through an extension build I know how disruptive it is so it must be extra tough doing a whole house and in a different country!

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