Developing an Emotional Toolbox: How to help you and your child manage high emotions

From an early age, children understand the concept of a ‘toolbox’ and that it contains a variety of tools that are there to repair a machine or help fix a household problem. The idea of an More...

by Stefanie Selen - Pouzet | Published 3 months ago

Buy and sell for free with Bonjour Classifieds

Got something to buy or sell?  Use the new Bonjour France classifieds service. We don’t charge a penny for the service and it takes More...

Transferring your money abroad safely

For my first article for Bonjour France I thought I would start with a question that I come across time and time again. Giving your More...

Need help understanding currency fluctuations? Meet our writer Sue Cook

Sue moved to France 14 years ago with her husband and 2 teenage children, leaving a career with HSBC bank. She initially worked in More...

Should I stay or should I go?

Soothsayer /ˈsuːθseɪə/ noun a person who makes predictions about what is going to happen in the future. You don’t see soothsayers More...

‘Tis the season

So much for Black Friday this year. I noticed that the supermarket madness in the UK was nowhere near as bad as last year’s so perversely, More...

Taxes and Plates

Having lived here for five years I have met many expats who, like me, treat France as home and are aware that as foreigners we are More...

Planning to retire to France? Read this article first

British workers wishing to retire to France should note that their pensions are subject to French regulatory authorities, even those More...

Everything you need to know about financing your property purchase in France

Mortgages or home loans (hypothèque) are available from all major French banks (for both residents and non-residents) and many foreign More...

Buy and sell for free with Bonjour Classifieds

Got something to buy or sell?  Use the new Bonjour France classifieds service. We don’t charge a penny for the service and it takes less than a minute to post an item up for More...

Yesterday Origins Review

Over the past couple of years point and click adventure games have experienced something of a revival.  With the unexpected runaway success of the Telltale games and the critically More...

News from The French House Satellite TV

Hello to all and welcome to the second instalment of my satellite TV related ramblings. Last month, I went through the basics of getting UK TV in France. This month, I shall More...

Buy and sell for free with Bonjour Classifieds

Got something to buy or sell?  Use the new Bonjour France classifieds service. We don’t charge a penny for the service and it takes less than a minute to post an item up for More...

Transferring your money abroad safely

For my first article for Bonjour France I thought I would start with a question that I come across time and time again. Giving your life savings to a company that you know little More...

When it has gone

The old saying that you never miss anything until it has gone is probably true in most circumstances and situations, but More...

Great news and recognition for “columnist and poet”

Two great bits of news and publicity for The Psychy Poet very recently. The excellent charity for Motor Neurone More...

Moving to France? Here’s Our Guide to French Visas and Permits

Find out which French visa or permit you need to visit, live, work or study in...

Bon voyage

A short time ago, I wrote about driving in France and promised a follow-up article with...

Bonne Route

A former BBC presenter once said that France has “the best roads and the worst drivers...

The Traits of a Toxic Person

We’ve all been exposed at one point in our lives to a person who seems to cause more damage than good; be More...

Getting started with French cooking

French cooking ranges from easy beginner dishes to the extraordinary displays of culinary expertise for which the cuisine is renowned. At..

7 Life-Related New Year’s Resolutions to strive for

It’s that time of the year, when we note down our New Year resolutions with the best intentions of keeping them...

An Eventful New Year’s Day

During the past 11 years here in France, we have on several occasions felt the need for the manifold services More...

The Hunt Ball

This month will see us donning our hypocrites’ hats on Jollity Farm. As readers will know by now, our place in..

Stefanie Selen – Pouzet joins the team at Bonjour France

Hi there, my name is Stefanie. I’m a Belgian/Australian national, who worked in Brisbane as a Psychologist, before following my French..

Meet our new columnist Anne Stapleton

Anne Stapleton, owner of Private Property Sellers Ltd, an online marketing company, moved to France in 2002 with her husband and two children. Anne..

Médecins Sans Frontières Dordogne

Sometime in 2012, a group of us in the Dordogne came together with the intention of supporting Médecins Sans Frontières. MSF..

Comings and Goings

It is probably true that most of us will see much coming and going in our lifetimes. This can be people,..

Meet Matt Frisch, our newest writer

This month marks six years since our move to rural France.  My partner, Will and I came here to escape London..

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