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

Boxing Hare Brewing: the authentic taste of Britain comes to France

Whilst people move to France for a complete change of lifestyle, many still need to work and look to establish a new business here. With some providing holiday accommodation, others choose an entirely different route. We spoke to Norman and Jill Atkinson who told us about their move and establishing their brewing business in a quiet corner of southwest France.

How to decorate your new home like the French…

You’ve bought the perfect home in France and now is the time to start renovations and decorating. But how do you create that perfect blend of personal “must haves” whilst retaining the property’s authenticity? Well, decorate like the French do, of course…

The good life – owning property in France with land (and animals!)

Whether you’re a nature lover, a frustrated farmer or just want to ‘grow your own’, the amazing value of properties for sale in France with land is an exciting opportunity. Truly living the good life can be reality, but you need to know what you’re getting into.

French homeowners open their doors to Ukrainians

News and reports from the Ukraine conflict have been both heartbreaking and extremely troubling. But where there is misery and cruelty, there are always acts of kindness and hope to be found, nowhere more so than in France’s welcome to refugees.