Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

I could tell there was a problem when I drove into the school car park. Seven or eight mothers all talking at once. A bad sign.

I joined the group. Nathalie turned, ‘Did you know there hasn’t been entrées on the menu for the last two days?’

No, I didn’t know. Iona and Joe have eaten at home all week. The school cook is on holiday and there is a temporary school cook this week.

‘What have the children been eating at the canteen?’ I asked.

‘Well, a main course, cheese, pudding, and fruit BUT there hasn’t been an entrée. Disgusting.’

So, if you invite a French family for lunch forget the entrée at your peril!

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