Located on the edge of Normandy and almost in Brittany (which once claimed this little island for its own), the iconic landmark can be seen from miles around. I think it must have been when I was about ten and travelled with my parents to […] I missed you last week as I was gallivanting around beautiful Burgundy (above) and the gorgeous Jura region.
And once the site is operational, it must be monitored and managed, so it’s now a full time job and there is a team of us involved to keep it all going.” It may not be the happiest of subject matters but the sad truth is that sometimes the dreams that expats have when they move to France simply don’t work out.
Katie May is an expat living in the Provence area of France.
Home is shared with her dog and “three orphan kittens, which is two more than I need.
But when she set up the site and invited people to register she was surprised to find that the idea appealed to people of all ages “I was surprised to discover that there is no predominant age group of English speaking people living in France”.
Katie advises that the site is as much about making friends and opening up your social life as it is about dating and meeting a partner. Often expats have “similar experiences and problems, it really helps to share these with friends who understand the joys and difficulties of living here…” Katie says that the site has been a “complex business to set up – having an interactive site where people can join, upload photos and profiles, send messages, make searches, see who’s around, who’s visited and what’s going on – has not been easy.