Having lived here for almost five years now, the “Paris Firsts” (new Parisian experiences) that dominated my first few years of French life have become few and far between, so it is rather disconcerting to find myself in a phase of my life which incorporates not just one Paris First (PF), but many, often on […]

My Dear Readers, I know I have abandoned you of late, but I promise I shall be back asap to regale you with more Paris survival tips, bar recommendations and the odd Franglais cock-up! In the meantime I hope my latest  article for American Woman in France will keep you going.  It recounts my first (but by […]

Tonight I found out the expat’s biggest weakness, the Achilles heel of living in a country that does not share your mother tongue. Allow me to share with you, then, my fall from the lofty heights of my bilingual pedestal. I had previously thought that the hardest challenge my language skills could face would be […]

It’s that time of year again, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and all that. Isn’t it wonderful? Well… No, not really. I am not a big fan of the festive season, or at least not in England anyway. I blame it on the winter I spent working in House of Fraser, a store like […]

Hello dear readers, Exciting news at Souslestoits HQ, I’ve been nominated for a blog award by the lovely people at expatsblog. If you’d like to help me win an award, go onto my listing on their site here and post a review, but hurry because they’re already in the process of selecting winners for each […]

The best restaurants are the ones recommended by a friend. That’s how I came across L’Annexe Montmartre. I was looking for a cosy, romantic, yet informal restaurant and l’Annexe fits the bill perfectly. Situated along the wiggly Rue des Trois Frères near the Sacre Coeur, l’Annexe is in the heart of the Montmartre village. The […]

Tomorrow night will mark the 11th Nuit Blanche in Paris. Nuit Blanche is the name of the, now annual, event when art installations and exhibitions are set up across Paris, they’re all free and it runs all night. I’ve seen a few Nuit Blanche in my time here so feel adequately qualified to offer up […]