Yesterday’s Cartus Global Spotlight blog was written by my husband, James, on his home country of South Africa. Today, I’d like to share experiences of my native France and also about living in a household with lots of different cultures… .
A Tale of Two Halves
I was 18 when I left my hometown of Arcachon, near Bordeaux in the southwest of France. I came to Swindon to work as an au pair before attending the University of Western England in Bristol, to study for a Languages & Law degree. In 2003, I joined Cartus, where I met James two years later. When James and I discussed this blog, we found that there were more similarities than differences between our two cultures: French and South African people can be very confident and headstrong, are big meat eaters, and both believe that their country has the best food and wine (a constant debate!).