About me



Name:  Nikki McArthur

Age: 44

Nationality: British

Location:  Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Occupation(s): Mother of 5, wife, Gite owner, Garden Centre and Landscape Gardening Business owner, Gardening Club Organiser, Aspiring Author, Blogger and part-time taxi driver for teenage sons. 

Hobbies:  Are you joking?  Although I am rather addicted to Facebook and Twitter.


Hello and welcome to my blog.  I'm a busy English mother of 5, who 7 years ago swapped my life in England as an IT trainer and hotelier, to live the good live in rural South West France.

I live with my husband Gary and our children in a very large watermill in Haute-Garonne, which we will be renovating for the rest of our lives!  We run 3 holiday apartments, Kingdom Vegetal Garden Centre and Landscaping business and a Gardening Club.  I am in the process of writing a book about our experiences as a family living in France and decided to start a blog to offload ideas and see what people are really interested in reading about.