Beth Nicholson

As a child of parents who met and lived in Greece, having a home in Crete and having studied in Grenoble France, Beth has always felt more at home in those countries than the UK. In November 2017 she moved permanently to Charente, France. Since then she has managed minor renovations on her home, established herself as an integral part of her commune and re-established her Operations consultancy in France. Through Kalitera she provides business improvement and project management services to small businesses here as well as administrative support to individuals. You can read Beth's blog here at

Articles by Beth Nicholson

France in a state of alert over water shortages

After the summer of 2022, dominated by unprecedented temperatures and a spate of forest fires, there are stark warnings of water shortages worsening in France. Following a record dry period in winter, several French departments are already on drought alert with more restrictions certain to come.

The most popular property types in France and where to find them

According to a recent France Property Guides Survey, there is a clear winner on the wishlist of buyers from abroad of the extensive list of available popular property types in France. Here we take a look at just some of them, as well as where and how to find them.

The joys and perils of country living in France

Many searching for their new life in France, choose more rural locations than they previously lived in. That’s mainly due to the great value of French property. But with that, comes both the joys and perils of country living in France. Including the wildlife. Here we meet just some of the wildlife that you should expect to see in France. Some perhaps, more welcome than others.

7 signs spring is returning to France

Spring returning to France is a truly joyous time. It heralds the start of one of the best periods of the year ahead. After winters, during which many hide away and activity around villages is noticeably diminished, it is a time of great hope. And if you already live in France, you may have noticed some, if not all of these tell-tale signs.

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