Kerry Milligan appears on our Australian televisions each week on Gogglebox. I loved chatting to Kerry about another aspect of her life which is her connection to France.
Kerry has always felt very connected to Ireland due to her Irish heritage but a punk party in a Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1981 changed her world. She met her French husband and started a journey uncovering all the wonderfulness of France from an "insiders" perspective rather than as a tourist.
When Kerry's daughter was 14 the little family went to live in France for a year and Kerry has had further stints over there since.
Kerry has such a wonderful warmth and genuine transparency. Talking with her made me feel a beautiful connection to "her" France. It opened my eyes and my imagination further to the way daily French life would be for us as Australians if we're ever lucky enough to be living over there.
Kerry worried when her marriage to a Frenchman ended that her connection to France would wain. But what she found eventually was that her link to France was a connection of her very own and not just through her husband. She found that she herself belonged to France.