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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  • Citizens of nowhere 2 weeks ago Today I took the first step towards obtaining French nationality: I registered and paid for an officially-approved French-language test. Youppppppeeeeeeeeeeeee…. … or not. I am told that it could take quatre mois for my exam date to come through and only once I have sat the test and waited for...
  • Give Way 3 months ago I have been silent for a while. This is mostly because I have been busy, but also because I try, in each new blog post, to tackle a slightly different subject and, well, let’s just say that France is a country very averse to change… As the nation plunged into yet another national rail strike...
  • Doctor's orders 4 months ago A few weeks ago, I went to our local pharmacie to pick up a prescription to treat a persistent cough suffered by the Curly One. My heart sank as soon as I caught sight of the person who would be “serving” me I this endeavour. Most of the women who staff this particular establishment are […]
  • Think literally 7 months ago Over the years we have spent in Lyon we have tested every means of travelling to the UK: plane, Eurostar, Eurotunnel, and ferry. When leaving France, they each have their particular advantages and disadvantages, but upon coming home, the plane wins hands down. Why? Well, all three other modes of...
  • Fast Food Nation 8 months 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...

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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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