The biggest rock star you’ve never heard of

If you have lived in France longer than five minutes, you will have been made aware of a person known as Johnny Hallyday.  You may even recognise his dyed hair, his carefully cultivated beard (favoured by men over 50 wanting ...

10 surprising facts about French Christmas dinners

Just what do the French eat for Xmas dinner? Is it similar to the British meal or is it a giant snail, stuffed with macarons and croissants? Let’s find out together! 1. The French have their main Christmas dinner on ...

This one French breakfast habit will leave you shocked

Breakfast is my favourite meal, which is weird because it’s the only meal of the day where you don’t get to drink alcohol (unless it’s Christmas or you’re British at an airport). And while I’m genetically predisposed to love and ...

The 10 Frenchest Disney characters

The parenting achievement I’m most proud of is that fact that my children are five and three and neither of them has a clue that we live 15 minutes from Disneyland Paris. I have nothing against the place, it’s just ...

QUIZ: Only a bise expert will get 14 or more correct

Are you one of those people who actually knows what they’re doing when they “faire la bise”? Ugh, go away then, I hate you (KIDDING). As previously documented, I have awkwardness issues when it comes to this French tradition. So ...

5 situations where ‘la bise’ is awkward as hell

You are an expat from a country where affection is shown by tight-lipped smiles, drunken hugs (“You’re my best pal!) and a kiss to your parents at Christmas. In other words, you are normal. But now you live in France ...