A year ago my little family and I moved from the UK to Mauritius. And I know lots of people thought “what lucky b*stards!” but what most people don’t know is that this is a journey that Ben and I have been on since the end of 2003. So today I want to share the sacrifices we made for our dream to come true.… Read more
If you don’t like change, and want to feel safe all the time, stop reading now. If you realise you have a comfort zone and are curious about what happens if you step outside of it, if you are a bit fed up with your life as it is and want something a bit better, read on.… Read more
You know the way you make decisions for your kids every day? And you don’t really think much about it? Bog standard decisions. What to have for dinner. What to do at the weekend. Where to go on holiday.
Did you know that sometimes those small decisions can have far-reaching consequences?… Read more
How many hours have you spent dreaming about how much better your life would be if only you lived elsewhere? Your relationship would be incredible, your kids would be better behaved, you would be the advert-perfect wife and mum. Countless hours I’m guessing. Well I’m here to burst your bubble. I live in paradise and the grass isn’t greener here than in London.… Read more
Are you the Queen of Comparison?
How many times have you looked at someone – a friend, neighbour, colleague, school mum, family member – and said to yourself “she’s got it all, she’s got it made, she’s got such a good life”? And then turned round and compared it to your own life?… Read more
Go on. Admit it. You’re addicted to social media and it’s ruining your life.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Grab your phone and open Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest.
Even before kissing the person lying next to you, or saying good morning?
Welcome to my world.
Or should I say my old world?… Read more
I have written and re-written this blog post over and over again since the horrific events in Nice last week. Words literally fail me and my emotions changed so much over the first few days too, that something I wrote in the morning seemed so wrong by the afternoon.
For those who don’t know me, I moved to Nice as a student in 1996 for a 5 months stint at the university there as an Erasmus student.… Read more
Most people don’t know that I have suffered from burnout. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I don’t tend to share when things are going badly. I hole up, I lick my wounds, I work through it all in my head, confiding in one or two people close to me, and then I may, or may not, share about it once I’ve come out the other end.… Read more
Franglaise Mummy has changed a lot since I started this blog in February 2012, because I have changed a lot in that time too. I initially started this blog when we were trying for our second baby as I wanted to share the differences between parenting in France and the UK, and I wanted to document our children’s lives too.… Read more
I first moved abroad when I was 20 years old. I was doing a degree in French and Spanish, and part of my third year involved me spending 5 months in France and 5 months in Spain. I vividly remember a very emotional farewell at the airport, as two of my uni friends and I headed off on this new adventure.… Read more