Author(s): Janine Marsh
Janine Marsh takes a day trip to France to pick up some cheap wine. A few hours later, she returns to England, having put in an offer on a rickety old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas-de-Calais. Giving up her job in London, she moves to France with her husband in order to enjoy the good life there - or so she hopes … Between getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating the dilapidated abode, she starts to realize that there's a lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.
Ten years ago, Janine Marsh decided to leave her corporate life behind to fix up a run-down barn in northern France. This is the true story of her rollercoaster ride.
Janine Marsh lives in northern France with her husband and myriad pets. She is unable to resist a stray animal, and the word is out. She works from a converted pig sty when she's not travelling around France doing research for her website www.thegoodlifefrance.com, which tells you everything you need to know about France and more. She gave up a sensible job in London, where she was born, to renovate a bargain basement barn and turn it into a home - an ongoing project. Along the way she became maid to six cats, three dogs, fifty chickens and ducks, and four mad geese. She is an award-winning travel writer and social media fan who loves to share her life, explorations and photos on Facebook at The Good Life France.