I have done many things, when we moved to France from England I was always asked what I did on the official forms (there are a lot of official forms in France). The only paper qualifications I have are in photography so I am officially a "Photographe". I have worked in the film industry and as a freelance photographer for over 30 years. In between I have been involved in computers (since the wire and valve type in the '60s) and marketing.
In this area for business, the Midi, there is wine and tourism. Apart from this there is sunshine (average 300 days a year), a mild climate, hot summers, the smell of the thyme and wild flowers. A view for over 150 miles on a clear day (no pollution), the cleanest Mediterranean beaches and wine better than any in the world.
I would like to share our love of this region with you, we sincerely believe this little corner of France is the best, we chose it after looking for over six years.
You can read some of my thoughts and comments - not all rose tinted - in the newsletter archives at