Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 72 - Escape FROM France!

September 02, 2022 Louise Prichard Season 2 Episode 72
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 72 - Escape FROM France!
Show Notes

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles is hosted by Louise Prichard.

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Episode 72

Christine Sheehy is a copy writer, ghost writer and a book coach now living in New Zealand. She has wanted to have a stint living in France ever since she spent some time there as an exchange student when she was 16. France remained unfinished business for her, with only a few visits between that early age and 2019.

Eventually Christine got there with her young family. The area of France she had chosen, purposefully didn’t have many English speakers and required the family to completely immerse themselves in the language. They got used to a new routine over the first six months and then Christine's husband returned to NZ with her staying on in France with their three children.

Christine and her family were still in France as the COVID-19 situation unfolded. Christine found the French around her area were very relaxed about the virus at first. Her husband was back in NZ but she wasn’t ready to give up her dream and wanted to stay. Slowly the world closed down and shut all borders. Christine’s  little idyllic village in France was not immune. When France announced remote learning was to start for children, Christine shopped for a month worth of groceries and took her children on a hike incase they went into a total lock down for a while. At the top of the mountain during their hike, Christine and her kids reached a village. They read a plaque that was there, dedicated to the deaths in the village from the cholera outbreak in 1850. The similarities were striking and it must have seemed like a sign to start making plans to go. 

Tune into theis chat with Christine to hear her fascinating story as well as her fave music and French food ideas.




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Louise Prichard is the host of the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles podcast.
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Other Loulabelle's links:
FrancoFile Fix on YouTube
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Spotify Playlist
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Instagram
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles website