Hello, we have been in Northern France for 11 years, and are local to Frevent, Pernes, Flers, Valhuon, Anvin and locations next to those villages, we have sadly had a number of our friends return to the UK recently, and basically are seeking new acquaintances and friends.......we are happy to chat on-line or you would be welcome to visit and have a glass of wine ! We are a couple that keeps busy, David is an active builder, I like to cook, potter in the garden, teach a few local children English, and entertain our friends for dinner etc occasionally. We have now fully renovated our home, but still have work to do on the rear exterior of the property, which keeps us busy too. If there is anyone out there that has room in there lives for a new friend...then just get in touch, we would LOVE to hear from you !!
Chantilly’s Anglophone playgroup Mothers & Others An English-speaking playgroup for pre-school children and their carers. Songs, stories & activities for the children. Coffee & chat for the grown ups. New members always welcome! Thursdays 9.30—11am St Peter’s Hall 7a Ave du Bouteiller, Chantilly Contact Mary 06 74 14 41 29 or Debbie 06 64 10 83 37
Hi everyone! I'm Charlotte. I've recently moved from Ile de France to Soissons, I was wondering if there are any expats around here? I've seen hundreds of English since moving here but I think most of them were tourists! I have a three year old daughter who's just started school, would be great to meet up with some expat mums.
Dear parents, We are delighted to open the first bilingual nursery of Lille at the end of September 2014 near Euratechnologies (South-West district of Lille). This is a micro-crèche able to welcome 10 children per day, 5 days a week, from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm. If you wish to know more about us, our values, our opening hours, our rates, or the way we plan to set up the bilingual project, please go to www.crechappy.com. If you’re interested to reserve a place for your child, don’t forget to fill the pre-registration form. Whether you are looking for full time, part time or occasional childcare, and provided your child’s age is between 2.5 and 36 months, all requests are of interest to us. It would be a pleasure for Crechappy to welcome children of English-speaking families living in and around Lille. To extend our bilingual touch, we aim to offer workshops in English on Saturdays for the 3-6 year old (2 levels : beginners and confirmed), and to organize French or English adult classes on evenings. Please leave your contact details on the website to be contacted for one or several of these activities. See you soon ! Bénédicte Delouvrié Founder and manager of Crechappy email@example.com
There's a new Facebook groups for mums, mamas and moms in the Chantilly area: "A bilingual group for moms to share events, items for sale, questions,advice. Un groupe bilingue pour les mamans de partager des événements, articles pour la vente, des questions, des conseils". https://www.facebook.com/groups/chantillymama/ Get in touch with Jacqui, if you're interested in joining.
Have got kids coming up to that age and looking at all the options, as they are bilingual they could go France or UK I have heard that even though our kids are british, because we are French resident they can go to Scottish unis and pay the reduced fees rather than the £9k a year that English resident kids do, any one got any other info on this?
At what age is it safe for teenagers to start using weights. I only ask as our 14 year old is keen to bulk up a little but I'm worried he may do himself an injury. A friend said that it wqas dangerous to put developing muscles under the kind of strain that weighlifting does. Any ideas anyone?
Myself and my family are setting the wheels in motion to realise our dream of moving to France. We bought a holiday home in the Limousin and have had some wonderful times there. My neighbours have taught me basic French. We are looking for somewhere In the Pas de Calais region close to a town or village as myself and my 2 year old daughter will be living alone midweek as my partner will continue to work in London. We looked in and around Hesdin and quite liked the area. Any advice on villages with a good sense of community and basic amenities that would suit a young family. I look forward to receiving some top tips.
I'm getting on a bit and, as it does, the topic of what will happen to my body when I die popped into my head. Now, I don't know happens in France but i'm assuming most peoplke are buried, but what do you do if 1. you want ot be cremated and 2. if you want your ashed to be sent back to a family plot in the uk. Sorry its a bit of a downer subject!