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Zoe Davis – Celebrating A New Start In Life

Zoe Davis – Celebrating A New Start In Life

When 2020 came knocking, not once did any of us expect or realise to the full extent of how it would impact our lives. Life for us in France had already been quite tough. We thought we had seen it all and that not much else could happen. We had lived in a historical...
Maurine Fischel – Making It Happen In France

Maurine Fischel – Making It Happen In France

The year 2011 was a big one for my family. My mother died, quickly and without warning, while my husband was in the hospital down the road for treatment of an infection related to chemotherapy for his second cancer in two years. My youngest son, Ben, and his partner,...
Noelle Wood – A Leap Across An Ocean

Noelle Wood – A Leap Across An Ocean

It had been another marathon day, teaching Pilates and aerial circus classes for 12 hours. After almost 20 years of self-employment and working in this industry, I was burned out, stressed, sick, exhausted and joyless. I barely saw my family, hardly slept, ate...
David Bownes – A Sudden Impulse

David Bownes – A Sudden Impulse

Looking back over time, it is surprising to find the number of occasions major changes have been sparked by a wave or some insignificant serendipitous event. Back to 1964 My old fashioned grammar school was unceremoniously merged with a large secondary school to...
Jo Adriaenssen – In Short, Living A Dream

Jo Adriaenssen – In Short, Living A Dream

In 2017, my wife Marike and I were invited to an anniversary party of a friend. I was going to wave that night, I just didn’t know it yet. Our friend hired a local rock band to play some songs, to make everybody dance and have good fun. Indeed, we had good fun, very...