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Not much will happen in May. This is because nobody works in May in France. I have never really understood why, but the same thing keeps occurring every year. It has something to do with the fact that the 1st of May is a Bank Holiday, then the 8th of May, then the Ascension and finally Pentecost. In short, May is a very good time to take a few days of holidays, and they will be nicely complemented with the lovely official bank holidays. In France and nowhere else, obviously.

I have a lot to do for my business but nothing is happening. I have tried to call. I have sent various emails. I was even starting to wonder whether my email box was working –It was, I have sent myself a test email and all was fine of course. Nobody is answering. Radio silence. France is desert. I was asking some companies for various quotes and haven’t received any answers yet. It has been three weeks. Maybe I have to beg them to work for me? I am starting to wonder.

Things are slightly different in London, and people are eager to work over here, which is great. I get quotes as soon as I ask for them. I really hope that things will start to pick up soon, because this situation is starting to get on my nerves.

It feels like it is break time, except that I didn’t ask for it. On the positive side, I am putting all my things in order and came to realise that my electricity provider was invoicing me for another house, down my street… Guys: check the supply address of your bill; you might be surprised (as I certainly was). I called and, in pure British style, explained that I was very confused with the fact that the supply address wasn’t my home address. On the bright side, I am not paying anything until the mistake is corrected. On less bright a side, I now have to send all kinds of documents to sort everything out and for some reason they can’t change my details until end of June.  Bureaucracy is the same everywhere, right?

 I can’t wait for May to be over. I need some action here!

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London