Tag: expats

Bagging a Bargain in Paris!

As much as I love Paris, I have often found the price of certain things to be quite baffling. Things that cost next to nothing in England are triple the price here and to make matters worse, these are generally the basic necessities so you can’t decide not to buy them. As a result, I […]

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How to: Get your Carte Vitale.

When I first thought about writing this article I honestly debated writing: GIVE UP AND RUN AWAY, VERY FAR AWAY Why? Because the administration system in France is a huge headache. It’s also frustrating enough to make a saint swear. It took me TWO YEARS to get my carte vitale and I nearly turned grey […]

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How to Have a Fun First Date in Paris!

This weekend’s guest blogger is the wonderful Sami Wunder. Sami is a certified love and relationship coach for women. She is based in Paris with her doting hubby but provides love coaching to women worldwide. Coaching sessions are held in person in Paris or over the phone or Skype. She specializes in helping single women meet, […]

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Looking for a writing group in Paris? Join us!

Last year I joined a writing group in Paris called The Drunk Writers and after the current leader had to head back to the States I offered to take over. I really loved the group and didn’t want it to end! We now meet every two weeks and work together on timed exercises (5 minutes […]

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Elie & Noémie – The Dazzling Duo you just have to discover!

This delightful duo are fairly new on to the live music scene in the pubs of Paris and are like nothing I’ve ever seen before. They’re refreshingly different and uniquely unconventional. Fairy lights surround them as they perform covers that will both surprise and delight your ears! é So how did this duo begin? Noémie first […]

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5 must-read books if you are living in Paris

1. A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke. This was the first book I read when I moved to France and to this day it remains one of my favourites. The book explores the cultural differences between Britain and France and broaches the subject of how the French really feel about their very own […]

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