Montpellier – A selection of photo’s


I apologise to all for the delay in getting back to posting. It has been a tiring few weeks. I have almost recovered from my injuries and today actually managed to take my camera out to capture a few images of the city. Nothing too exciting but it was great being able to hold up my camera without wincing in agony.

In other news, the landlord/flatmate arrived back last night, with fiance and her son in tow. Such nice people. Although I am guessing he is a little mad just like me. As he needed to collect his motorcycle from the garage today and his fiance wasn’t here, he asked if I could go with him and drive the car back, with Eliot (the step-son) while he rode the bike. I’ve only really known him for a couple of days. Oh well. I didn’t tell him I hadn’t driven a left hand drive car before, but it all worked out. We got back safe and sound, and apart from my left hand hitting the door once when I needed to change gear, it’s actually not an issue.

Anyhow, I should be posting more regularly now. I hope you enjoy the photos.

A bientôt.

8 years ago

Just a quick note to let you all know that I have posted a few photos onto the gallery page. Please understand though, that until I get my Mac delivered with the rest of my stuff, I haven’t been able to edit the RAW files so these are jpg files straight from camera.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy them, such as they are.

Approaching first week in Montpellier


So, here I am in Montpellier, thanks to a recommendation from a great friend who thought I would much prefer it here than Marseilles. He was right.

Don’t get me wrong, Marseille is great for what it is and I do really like it there but Montpellier is so much nicer. I will be adding a few photos at some point so be sure to check them out and don’t forget to follow my Instagram @avfrancaise

The city itself is amazing. Long history, great buildings and amazing little side streets. Perhaps I’m underselling it but I will show you all in photos what I mean.

Anyhow, I am now in the process of searching for somewhere to live. The two estate agents I have been to both told me they can’t help without having a French guarantor or a job. So it’s on to the flatmates websites. Seems to be quite a few available. To be honest it would help me get my French back quicker too 🙂

Anyhow, that’s it for now. I am loving it here and the weather is glorious!

A bientôt mes amis.

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Lets try again


I now have my motorcycle back. I have to say thanks to G Force Motorcycles, for squeezing me in, they did a great job and really quickly for me. Considering the other garages I tried were booked up for two weeks I am most grateful.

So, early night tonight, off to France tomorrow.

Being forced to stick around for two days wasn’t great but time to go.

The next post will be published from France. 🙂

Speak soon x

7 Days


Okay, the countdown continues, 7 days to go until my adventure. The next week is going to be hectic, seeing the last few people I can, the movers arrive to collect my stuff, hopefully getting my bike serviced (really should have done this sooner).

Anyhow, the last week has defiantly felt like the calm before the storm. I hope I’ve got everything sorted that needed to be.

I know have a Facebook page so be sure to follow it. Also, on the trip I’ll be posting images to my Instagram “@avfrancaise“. Keep an eye out and feel free to comment on them 🙂

Right, time to face the last week in the UK.

Speak soon and take care x

21 Days


Well, the countdown has started. After complaining for ages that I didn’t have a set date in mind and it was annoying waiting to make a decision, I was more or less forced into a decision, so, at this time(1630hrs)  in 21 days I’ll be (should be) at my first stop on my ride to Marseille.


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