Samantha lives in the Lot, a teeny-tiny department in the region of the Midi-Pyrénées, she can finally understand the South-West France accent and now knows her commune like the back of her hand.

She is almost fluent in French and is no longer nervous of answering the telephone when she sees a French number flashing up. She is passionate about her adopted country... and, of course, her husband.

Life in France is glorious...but it isn’t easy. Samantha has written extensively about her struggles. While she likes to think she’ll become as easily acquainted with her new compatriots as those other English legends Jane Birkin or Kristen Scott Thomas... frankly, who’s she kidding? She has a lonnng way to go.

Samantha tweets about her life as a French housewife HERE

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