Manny's Blog

Mum, Actress, Singer, Teacher… Indie publisher — Renovating and Living in France

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2016 – brave new year!

I love the beginning of the year. Full of optimism and new energy, I charge through January trying to make things happen! This year my main focus so far has been my Mum’s writing. I wrote this article recently for a warm and wonderful Facebook group of English speaking Mums who live in France. As…

Beyond the horizon…

On May 3rd 2011 at 11.15pm I lost my father. He died peacefully at home, with my Mum by his side, one month after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer… A month during which he managed to see or talk on the phone to all of his ten grandchildren; preparing them for what was about to…

Five things I love about living in the French mountains…

I never would have thought I would find myself and my family living in a little house in rural France (had I known, I certainly would have tried harder to pass my French O’level while my brain had better powers of retention!)… and yet through a series of brave decisions and chance encounters… here we…