Oh, la vache am I excited today! Welcome to a new look here on Oui In France! If you’re reading this on your phone or tablet, I invite you to pick this post back up when you’re on a computer so you can see what’s new!
This isn’t a fluffy feel-good post on how life in France is OMGAMAZING 24/7. Nowhere is perfect day in and day out and that’s the truth. This is a post about mental health and the dark side of expat life in France (or anywhere).
Everything is constantly changing around us, including the people. Our environment factors in to how we adapt and evolve and sometimes it’s for the best. I’ve been in France now for 5 years and life in France has changed my life for the better in ways big and small. French culture, language learning and more have made me a more open person.
When I moved to France, there are all kinds of everyday things that confuse me. I felt like my adult self was tossed back to infancy in some ways. From French culture, to the language to general know-how, moving to France as a foreigner can be pretty confusing.
Do mosquitoes feast on you when the weather gets warm? If so, we’re in the same boat. Over the past couple…
This is me reflecting on 5 years in France. Truth be told, this post has been in my drafts folder for months. I kept starting it and then deleting what i’d written not sure what I should say or how I should say it.
Depending on how long you’ve been in France and who you socialize with, French people have probably asked you some strange questions. And a bunch of normal ones as well. Here are the top questions French people ask me.
For those of us in relationships with someone from another country, meeting the family can be quite an experience. That goes double when your partner’s native language differs from your own. Here are some tips for when the foreign in-laws meet. Take a deep breath.
You live abroad and love expat blogs. You’ve toyed around with the idea of starting an expat blog yourself. Now is the time. Here’s how to start an expat blog.
So about that nation full of apologists. I’m talking about AMERICANS. YES!! And I’m just as surprised as you are. I’m writing about something we noticed after a few days in the US. It’s the frequency of Americans saying sorry for the tiniest things!
Do you ever get so busy with work or school or everyday life that you forget to slow down and…
Moving to suburban France introduced me to things I’d never seen with my own eyes. Some strange, some just different and some completely and mind-blowingly awesome. Cheers to new experiences! Here are 11 things I’d never done until I moved to France.
Yup, I was hacked. DOH! Luckily they didn’t wreak too much havoc and I got it taken care of right away. Let me explain what happened when my site got hacked.
Oui In France is over 4 years old now, and when I started blogging, I didn’t have much of a…
We took our very first hot air balloon ride above the town of Chinon and I’d recommend it to anyone. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a fun video I made of our ride. Let me tell you all about our hot air balloon experience in the Loire Valley!
Let’s talk about the power of a compliment. Taking five seconds out of your day to let someone know their work, clothing, whatever is great can make a world of difference to them. So why are we too caught up in our own lives to say a few magic words to other human beings that are most definitely worthy of our time?
I’ve been in France for 4.5 years now and there are definitely a few reasons why I don’t miss living in the USA. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
This is the France I love.
I love lists and today I’m back with part 2 of things that make me happy. Share a few of your own with me!
Hello there! I know I keep saying I don’t post on Fridays, but I just can’t help myself. So here…