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About Me - Annemarie Rawson

Several years ago, my husband, Steve and I, packed up our home in New Zealand, said goodbye to family and friends and flew 12,000 km to begin a new life as estate managers in South West France.  We left our corporate lives to take up animal husbandry and a country lifestyle.

What a time we had.  One experience was difficult, to say the least but the others were brilliant.  The people we met, the friends we made, both French and English, the food markets, the countryside and the most beautiful estate we last worked at, made our whole experience outstanding.

We returned to New Zealand for a few years, then moved to London for just on three years.  We came for a Late Life Adventure, packing in as much travel, culture, friendship and fun as we can — and managing a little work as well!

To document our time here, I have been writing Facebook blogs for family and friends since March 2018. Please go to my Facebook page to catch up on our travels, both in Europe and the UK.  I will continue our journey under the Blogs from July 2020. 

I have now written two books about our time in France.  The first is called My French Platter and the second, My French Platter Replenished.  Both are available to purchase now (see Books & Reviews) and the latest one, Late Life Adventures in London and Beyond is now available  to pre-order as a Kindle  on the link below, and the paperback can be ordered from 6 January 2023.

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