MY FRENCH ADVENTURE-CHAPTER 5

When You Can’t Decide What To Do

Take some deep breaths and head for the market

Janice Macdonald
Published in
7 min readMar 4, 2024

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Tomatoes for sale in a market
Saturday market, Gignac, France (all photos by author)

My mum liked to point out, over and over and over, that I didn’t think things through. It used to get on my nerves, no doubt why she did it, but she was right. This is how I ended up in the Cosy Cottage, which might more accurately have been described as…

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Janice Macdonald
Crow’s Feet

At 68, I started a new chapter in my life: I moved to France. Alone. It turned out to be quite the page-turner. Still is — even when age insists on a part.