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Salut! We’re Tony & Heather, just settled in Rochechouart in the beautiful Perigord-Limousin Natural Park.

2020 was a challenge, but the best things are worth fighting for. We left jobs and family we loved, sold our properties in the UK and became husband and wife, all during a year of lockdown, restrictions and the ‘B’ word end date looming. But, we are here. We made it, and we couldn’t be happier.

We’ve purchased a beautiful old house with the most stunning panoramic views and are now looking for another to welcome guests. An Etsy shop is also on the cards which means spending many hours in local brocantes, garage sales and flea markets. Joy!

We have a new life and adventures ahead, new friends to be made and a language to learn beyond our currently limited abilities. We are hoping to fully submerge ourselves into French life, which with time permitting we hope to chronicle here.

Oh, why name our blog m’sieu-dame? We love the language, the social etiquette and sense of community that exists in French towns such as Rochechouart. To not say “bonjour” to a passer-by would be considered rude, but when we’re greeted with a “m’sieu-dame” it warms our hearts.


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