Just joined so though we'd introduce ourselves.
Nationality: Scottish and French.
Where from in home country: Glasgow and Allier.
Family situation: Married, French wife; we met in Glasgow, 2 kids born in Glasgow, came here when they were 11months and 3 years old.
Languedoc location: South of Montpellier, relatively near the beach, hence the name.
How long in Languedoc: 9 years now
Work status: Me, (D), IT Support for mainly English speaking clients. My wife (S) , after graduating in France moved to the UK (Bath and then Glasgow) and completed teacher training in Scotland. After 12 years of teaching there came to France and, eventually, passed the capes. We both commute to le Gard
Previous line of work: gosh, loads - Heavy Engineering, Hotel kitchens, Bars, night watchman then finally Uni and then into IT. ( my hands couldn't take being a plongeur any more)
Hobbies: Here mainly eating, reading, cooking, drinking wine, walking, following my football team on-line; sometimes when they play close by in Europe and occasionally fishing. Back in Scotland I would go see my team, loved trout fishing and Golf but I seemed to have dropped these since I came here.
What do you do here: Apparently work too many hours and drink too much wine. What I haven't done, to my internal shame, is integrate as well as I hoped. The house language is a Scottish variant of English, in work I tend to speak English and the few folks I know well are either Scottish, English or speak English well. My French is pants which I'm fairly embarrassed about.
When I showed this forum to my wife she was keen for us to sign up as our focus since we have arrived has been redeveloping our careers here in France and bringing up our kids, both are now well on the way so we thought we would join up, see what's happening and say hello to all. "We're fed up not knowing enough people like us" (S); she made me write that
I think we'll probably both sign in with this account and sign off as D of S, so... sorry for the long winded entry, but... hello to all.