serengo magazine
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

For Women Over 50 in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Serengo is a new magazine being promoted in the Aix news kiosks for women over 50…and here’s the cover. I was rather amazed that the strapline to attract readers is Osteo-arthritis – 8 ways to calm the pain. Oh dear. By coincidence, after seeing this …

Baby Grape @RivieraGrape
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceThe Riviera Grapevine

Welcoming Baby Grape

I’ve been a bit quiet recently, for good reason! One month ago today, we welcomed our baby girl Charlotte (aka Lottie) into the world. What a wonderful, scary, exciting, emotional four weeks it has been and this little princess already has her doting parents wrapped around her (teeny) fingers. We …

Grenache grapes in the vineyard #WinesofProvence @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

It Takes A Village to Raise This Expat

Some of you remember PigPen in the Charlie Brown cartoons who always had a cloud of dust following him. Well, the Barefoot Blogger has a little cloud that has “trouble” written on it that seems to hang over me. My friend, Geoffrey, used to be the one who always came …

Buyer’s Agent Luberon Village Provence @ProvenceSearch
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceSophia van Woensel-Mose

Provence Property: Why Hire a Buyer’s Agent?

Most foreign house hunters do not realize that they can hire a buyer’s agent in France. They only ever encounter real estate (listing) agencies, either online or on the ground. French estate agents are hired by vendors to find a buyer and get the highest possible price. Vendors usually list …

Rebecca Ronane
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Rebecca Ronane Coaching Women in Provence

Rebecca Ronane has looked “reinvention” in the face more than once in her lifetime. She has had to refocus her career goals several times; from a one-time dream of acting Rebecca became a travel tour director and an English as a foreign language teacher. Now, Rebecca is helping women redeploy …

Uzes Views @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

France Bound At Last! Returning the Economy Way

After six months away from my home in France, I’m on the way back to Uzes! I’ve had a wonderful time in the U.S. with family and friends; and now it is time to continue my life-changing adventure in the south of France. My dear friend, Geoffrey, is picking me …

French Flag Provence
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Why Did You Move to France

It’s time to answer a most-frequently-asked question: “Why did you move to France?” “Because I could” That might sound like a smug answer, and I don’t mean it to be taken that way. Yet it’s true. I’m healthy, my children are in good places Explore this Post

Massage Aromatherapy Home Provence Flairesse Massage Provence #Massage @Flairesse
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

A Journey from Hobbiton to Provence

A gal who calls herself a ‘citizen of planet earth’ and who loves Crêpes Cidre et Co in Aix-en-Provence as much as I do! This was someone I had to get to know. Claire McAlpine has lived in France for almost 10-years, but it took her French husband five years …

Anne-Marie Simons Aix-en-Provence Market
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Formula One Race Cars to Provence Today

It was hardly a race back to Europe. Anne-Marie Simons moved to the United States (US) in the fall of 1966, for one year. And, stayed for 32 more. From her birthplace of Maastricht (the Netherlands), Anne-Marie’s studies in French language and culture took her to Paris and then to …

Hilda Stearn French Car #French #Provence #Car
Expat Living and Real EstateHilda StearnLiving in Provence

The long road well travelled

Hilda Stearn entertains us with her story about how a made-in-Italy, Spanish-registered car from London meets Provence’s paperasse.