Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The French Show London 2012

Well we survived the French Show and London too. It was a hectic few days but very rewarding on so many different levels. We met hundreds of lovely people all doing just what we are doing - following their dreams and making their business in France work. There were numerous estate agents selling French property and these were surprisingly very busy (what recession?) with lots of interest from well heeled visitors. The English still love France according to Owen Coke (A Place in Brittany) who was exhibiting at the show. This was reiterated by Frederick Bonneau (Manoir de la Vigniere) who was kept very busy dealing with a constant queue of enthusiastic visitors. It was also nice to see three other cooking schools (including Isabelle Mellinger - Spoontrip) exhibit their programmes. We were impressed by the number of people who expressed interest in our courses. Things are definitely busier than ever this year and we are already taking bookings for summer 2013! We had the pleasure of meeting the acclaimed musician, Frederick La Verde, who enthralled everyone with his performances playing his extraordinary mobile piano! We were also delighted to meet Rudolf Junginger of Art de Brique who has some wonderful architectural designs for your new home in France!

We were also introduced to French Radio London. This is London’s first terrestrial French language radio station, broadcasting 24/7 on DAB, on the Internet and on their iPhone App. Created to serve London’s 400,000 French residents, they not only air internationally renowned French titles, but believe that their mission is to discover new talent in French music and bring new French sounds to the UK.VIVE LA FRANCE!

French Dining School (London)

We also checked out our winter cooking school, French Dining School (London) located right in the heart of central London. Just a few minutes walk from Berkeley Square in Mayfair, this school will soon provide additional courses in French cuisine for all our cooking students from December to March each year.

Another enjoyable aspect of London life is car spotting and we simply could not resist falling in love with this little beauty!