Spring is all about new beginnings — and so we’re delighted to share with you our fresh contemporary new look, new name and new branding, together with welcoming on board our new editor — Sian.
Cover photo: “Le marché au printemps”
(oil on canvas) - 100 x 100 cm - Els Knockaert
New starts are also a theme of this issue — Dennelle tells you how to create your own business as a Micro-Entreprise (p14), Metrice offers advice on life as a trailing spouse (p12), while Dick (P10) and Matt (P25) have embraced new lives after health scares.
On a lighter note, Alison and Chris are throwing a very special charity Garden Party at their place (p11), while Julie loved the new show at the Carrières des Lumières (P8). Meanwhile Janice takes us back in time to Marseille on a guided historical tour (p6).
Andrea introduces us to seashell art (p18), and I hope many of you will join this year’s Cycle for Life ride in June in aid of Cancer Support France — the leisurely route winds from Royan on the Atlantic to Marseillan Plage on the Mediterranean (p28). Last but not least, I share my experience at the most amazing restaurant I’ve ever been to — Les Grands Buffets in Narbonne (P22).
Whether you’re making a new start or are happily settled, we hope this issue will inspire you
— happy reading!
Laurence Boxall, Publisher
9 How to transfer your UK pension to France
16 Pension advice
20 Books from Camili BOOKS & TEA in Avignon
21 Meet the author: Pat Young in Carcassonne
25 A Taste of Languedoc in Azille
26 Sun Pages