Nobody Picnics Like the French Can Can

Scheenagh Harrington takes a look at two things that make her world go round: food and France!   Every parent knows that day-to-day life can be, well, bloody awful. Finding socks that have been buried behind the washing machine for six weeks and ominous-looking oozings on bedroom ceilings (I swear there’s a leak above our […]

Why I’m Happy to Take a Stand Against the Bad People

Scheenagh Harrington loves being a parent, even when she doesn’t. And anyone who wants to mess with her family had better watch out. Seriously…   I know the picture-postcard version of how la vie en France is supposed to go: the stone cottage set in acres of rolling hills; summer evenings spent sipping wine and […]

The Best Part of Parenting? A Trip to the Beach!

Scheenagh Harrington looks back on a family day out and why experience counts for a lot when you’re a parent. But not in the way you might think…   We’re a family of two adults and three children; aged 8, 4 and 8 months respectively, so at least two of the smaller people are fairly […]

Oui, Je Parle Français, But I’ll Never Keep Up with the Children…

Scheenagh Harrington chews the fat about why talking French and all that is fun for the whole family – and has become easier than she ever imagined.   I’ve always loved language, right from the get-go. I don’t have many memories from my early childhood, but I do have strong impressions of reading The Emperor’s […]

Why Being Apart Means Summer Fun for All

Scheenagh Harrington isn’t rich or famous, and is happy with that, even if she does find it odd to be writing this in the third person. She is currently having an amazing time in the south of France, where life has thrown some serious curve balls in the past five years and so far, she’s […]