Take a peek at my friend’s blog – Deux Pies. She writes about art, fashion, food, music, life and collectibles etc from a London / Provence perspective. Deux Pies has a great eye for what’s new and intriguing plus she writes like a pro. Like myself she has relocated to France with her family. We are old friends from university days in New Zealand and having her only an hour away has been a life saver for me as it can get a little lonely and frustrating when you are living in a new country with a foreign language (there are plenty of upsides though!)
This post on French 101 really strikes a chord as I am having exactly the same issues with the language. Like Deux Pies I’m going to start watching French movies each week to try and learn through immersion. I know a French man who moved to Scotland to learn English and apparently used the movie technique as well. It was highly successful for him. So here’s hoping that talking with the kids in French at the dinner table, watching French movies, engaging in long conversations with the locals and a little bit of private study will pay dividends.