Announcing “The Foussais House”

Do you want to buy a house in France? Well, look no further!

Today we started on our house sale journey by launching which has all the details about our lovely house, with lots of photos and helpful information.

It would be great if you would check it out and share it with your friends, especially any who might be looking to pick up a lovely new house in France🙂


We’re moving on. Why not move in?

This is a post that I never thought I’d write.

When we moved to Foussais, we were sure that this was our home for life. Life, however, has a funny way of turning things on their heads now and then.  When the company I worked for, TweetDeck, was bought by Twitter recently, my role changed, and I quickly realised that continuing to work remotely from France was no longer a viable proposition. Twitter must be one of the most exciting companies in the world to work for, with huge opportunities for someone like  me. However, in order to make the most of these opportunities, I need to be in the UK working in the new Twitter UK office.

So, with a heavy heart, but with the whole family looking forward to an exciting new phase of our life, we are putting our house up for sale and moving back to England.

Our main intentions when we moved to France were to enable the kids to become fully bilingual, to integrate into French life, to make French friends and to fully embrace the way of life here. We can very happily say that we have achieved all this, and more. We have experienced so many wonderful things, and haven’t ever regretted our move.

However, I would be foolish not to make the most of the opportunities presented to me, and the family are all in agreement. So, once we have sold our house in Foussais, we are heading to the south-east of England and starting an exciting new life, with big opportunities for all of us.

So, if you have enjoyed reading la Vie en Foussais and would like to live your own french dream in our lovely 5-bedroomed stone house, then please get in touch. We will have a website available very soon with all the details, photos etc, but for now, just leave a comment below and we will let you know any information you need.

We look forward to seeing you in Foussais soon and hope you are as keen to start living your dream as we were in 2007.

Our pool and patio – just waiting for you!

Missed the horse show?

Foussais-Payre recently hosted a show-jumping event in one of the fields near our house. Unfortunately it coincided with our ill-fated attempts to dig out a space for our pool, so we never made it there.  Well, someone went and has posted the video. Here it is for those of us who couldn’t make it. We’ll try next year!

[via DailyMotion – Cavelierdu85]