Our Normandy Life

  • 2
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?
Website Social:

Latest Blog Posts »

  • Top 5: Why You Should Speak Bad French 2 weeks ago I often beat myself up for not being fluent after being here for nearly 2 years.  Only the other week I left my French lesson feeling totally demoralised. I frequently come away internally wailing to myself “how am I ever going to be fluent?” It’s not like I don’t try really hard. I do...
  • How To Heat Your French Home 1 month ago   Whilst I do live in Normandy, home of old stone buildings but where ever you live in France, if it’s feeling a bit parky then I’m sure you can apply the same advice to your home also. I should point out that we don’t live in a stone farmhouse/longere. Ours, by all intents and purposes,...
  • Do You Know Your Arse From Your Neck? 1 month ago   Did I have you at arse or neck?  I’ve gone right off the rails with the language haven’t I. Actually, I think I would be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t explain the difference between these two words in French. You’re welcome. They sound no different in my Brit opinion but...
  • Tales Of Ram Raids In French Car Parks 1 month ago Okay so following on from my post on being ram raided, I have discovered that there are many of you, Normandy Lifers, that this is old news. This is talk to the hand. If you missed this exciting, enthralling tale of living the good life, then you can read it here.  After my first brush with…...
  • The One Where I Get Ram Raided 2 months ago I set out to write about things to do in Vire, Calvados or Vir-ray as my brother-in-law calls it. I actually prefer this version as it sounds all posh like.  Well firstly, it’s not to get ram raided by another car in the supermarket car park. This happened to me yesterday in the E.leclerc in…...

ExpatsBlog.com Featured Expat Blog Badge:

Copy and paste code to display the Featured Blog Badge:

Website Reviews » There are 2 reviews on Our Normandy Life

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!

Leave some love for this blog:

Do you think this blog has what it takes to be listed at the top of Expats in France Blogs?
Please note: only positive or constructive comments will be published. Unnecessary, negative comments won't be published.
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

3240 Expat Blogs By Destination

Submit your blog for inclusion!

Recently Added Blogs

Blog posts just in!

  • The Northern Itinerary - Expat & Travel Blog (20 March)
  • Kata Writes (20 February)
  • I travel , YOU Should too! (14 January)
  • How to Traveller (11 January)
  • The Bear & The Fox (09 January)
  • Home Away in Ireland (22 December)
  • Living the Flipside (30 November)
  • Chats With Charlotte (19 November)
  • The Depth of Now (12 November)
  • Expat travel blogger Nairobi (01 November)