Looking for an extra pair of hands in around the house in Massognes, Vienne, France



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    My husband and I moved to France in the March of 2006, sadly he died the following year and I made the decision to stay on, albiet alone. I have made many friends both English and French and have wonderful neighbours in the small village where I live. Before I retired in 2001 I worked for local government responsible for all the Sheltered Housing in the Southwest district of Northamptonshire. I found it a very rewarding occupation. Since moving here I have joined the local French class, two Painting classes and the village Committee de Fete.
    I have a large house and very large garden which I find increasingly difficult to managed on my own.
    I have a rescue Border Collie called Zak, it has taken two years to make him realise that not everyone means to harm him, so if you are a dog lover you are very welcome. I often go back to the Uk to visit my four children and grandchildren and they enjoy visiting me and using the swimming pool and doing a bit of sightseeing. It is quiet and very rural here,so if you like a bit of entertainment I do not think this is the place for you. I would also at this point in time prefer a couple as there are jobs for both.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Help


    Flexibility is the key word as there is always plenty of work to do in the garden especially in the Autumn. I have many trees and the leaves are falling thick and fast. I need some painting done in the house and there is always housework and entertaining. So if you like painting and decorating or one of your attributes is cooking or gardening that would be very benficial.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a large three bedroomed house, you would live as one of the family, all rooms have double or twin beds. there are two bathrooms and toilets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

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