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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

October 2021 sees my 15th anniversary of being in business in France. Quite a landmark for me! I arrived here as a single mum, with not much money in the bank and not many belongings. I was delivered out here by my brother in his not very big van, along with my 2 year old daughter....so I had to carefully select what I needed as opposed to what I wanted....all the rest was sold or given away before we got on the ferry that mid-September day in 2004. 

And so the adventure began and I've never regretted my choice, not one little bit. In fact I can say it was the best thing I ever did (other than having my gorgeous daughter of course).

I was lucky enough not to be totally alone on this adventure, as my parents had already moved here a few years before and I had brought out our beloved dog two months earlier....so good to be reunited with her!!!. I rented a little cottage not far from my parents and settled in. 6 months later I moved in next door to my them. Not ideal for me - I'd never intended at that age to be back with them....but from my daughter's perspective it was perfect. And here we are all those years later...still here. My mum sadly left us for a more ethereal place 10 years ago, so now we are a team of three. I love this place, in the middle of nowhere in particular in France. I still don't have much money in the bank, but my life is rich.

Je ne regrette rien.