5 Things I’ve learned whilst living in France:
1. The countryside looks pretty but can be very lonely.
2. Bringing up kids is as much about housework/laundry as unconditional love.
3. Teenage boys really do have hollow legs and ever-empty stomachs
4. The French won both world wars single handed. “Les Anglais” joined in a little bit at the end because they had nothing better to do.
5. Cold winters are even colder if your house isn’t insulated and you’ve only got damp wood to burn…