When my husband, Keith, retired we decided to leave England to live in France. Living in France was a chellenge. We had to learn the French language. Trying the French food and delicious French wine was a wonderful experience.

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We bought this 0ld French farmhouse with spacious rooms and huge oakbeams. This is where we would start our new life in France.

I wrote a diary recording our move to Central France and turned it into a book. It includes: Getting a carte vital (health cover) Meeting the mairie Renovating the property Things to see and do in rural France.