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Literary Adventures in France - a blog

In May 2013, my partner and I moved to France to continue the restoration of a farmhouse in the Lot-et-Garonne. Alex is French himself and his family live only 40 km away in the Dordogne so I have been lucky enough to become part of the traditional local community from the start. My French was only O level standard when I arrived but I have been having lessons and listening and speaking as much as possible.
Meanwhile, we have just got back from our long adventure walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. You can read about the walk in my blog below.  One of the reasons I did this walk was because back in 2003 I couldn't walk at all - I was ill with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (see earlier blog entry about this). So to celebrate my being able to walk now, I raised over £5000 for the ME Association!
I am now settling back into every day life and have resumed my teaching. Have also decided to ensure  I write more. See my first published post since being back from the Camino on the amazing new website called 'bind', which uses creativity to engage with the issues surrounding climate change.
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10 Dec 2015

Margaret Atwood, William Boyd, Rosamond Lehmann, Ray Mouton, Julia Heaberlin, Elizabeth George, Michael Connolly, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, J. K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Anna Perera, David Nicholls, Elena Ferrante. Fun for All…

It’s been a bumper Margaret Atwood season for me. She is a writer I can return to again and again, and each time get something new from her novels. I love her stories, her visions, the deba...

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