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

How to apply for French Nationality

Since Brexit, all that is legally required to remain living in France is a valid residency card. However, there are potential advantages to becoming a naturalised French Citizen. And whilst it is by no means a pre-requisite to live the rest of your days in France, many expats do ultimately choose to apply for French Nationality for a variety of different reasons.

5 surprising things that you need a French licence for

France, like anywhere else, requires you to attain licences to do many things legally. Tasks like exchanging driving licences and obtaining licences to run businesses may well be obvious. But here are some potentially surprising things for which you must also obtain a French licence.

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…

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