My name is Leïla.
I am 38.
I work as a civil servant in the social area.
My husband’s name is Mathieu.
He is 38 too.
He works as a salesman for industry, selling forklifts.
We met each other when we were 19.
Then, we lived in the South East of France around Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.
We got the habit to spend our holidays in the South West of France.
As we liked it, we decided to move there in 2005.
In 2008, we welcomed our daughter, Maïa, and, in 2012, our son, Tom.
It is particularly important to me to introduce our kids to what is one of my pleasures: foreign langages.
My mother was a Russian teacher.
We hosted her friends home every summer and I heard them speak Russian.
I liked the sounds, smells, taste of food, all different from what I was used to.
We took them to nice places around our house: Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, les Calanques, les Baux de Provence.
It became also a way of enjoying our own country by sharing it.
My mother also set school trips to Saint-Petersburg for her pupils.
When I became a teen, I went to England, Ireland and the USA to improve my English.
These last years were very full with happy and sad times.
We moved. We worked. We took care of Maïa and Tom.
Now, the road is free for us to travel a little and reconnect with foreign langages.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The place we live in is two hours from Bordeaux.
We live in a nice place between ocean and mountains. Spain is less than an hour from here.
It depends on your skills.
You can contribute in our project by:
- helping with le house, cleaning, ironing or cooking
- helping Mathieu with DIY
- taking the kids to or from school
- speaking english with kids and with us
Let's speak that out together!
French English Russian
We have a nice house builted in 2017 with a pool.
A studio is just next to it.
It is possible to walk to the beach or go by bike.
Surfing is a part af everyday life for many people here.
We can imagine let you use a family car.
Bayonne, Biarritz, Capbreton-Hossegor are nice places around.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
to discuss together