My husband has had other women take his mobile phone and key their number into it, all while I’m standing right in front of them.
Many of the French women I’ve met redefine the meaning of “forward” where men are concerned and can be utterly indifferent to hurting another woman’s feelings.
It is expected, as a woman, you’ll nurse a thimble-sized glass of wine throughout an evening – and that’s on special occasions only. The occasions that I have inadvertently succumbed to an extra glass (which can be counted on one hand) my husband has had absolutely no qualms in asking me to stop if he thinks I’m in danger of becoming drunk.4 FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS The smaller the dog the better across the Channel so Cheryl’s beloved chihuahua Buster will be greeted as a VIP in restaurants and welcomed into designer stores.
It isn’t unusual to hit the shops with your four-legged friend. Top-end hotels are even likely to have their own canine menu.
Indeed in every village square, outside almost each bar and café is a well-maintained bowl of doggie water.
I completely overhauled my wardrobe when I married Pascal.
Timeless chic was in and gaudy, on-trend garments were out.
Hipster jeans, mini skirts and anything which reveals too much flesh or – horrors – a midriff is frowned upon. There’s no room for casual attire either so jogging bottoms and a pair of flip-flops for a trip to the supermarket are a no-no. 2 BEWARE OF OTHER WOMEN Where the fairer sex is concerned it’s best to be on your guard.
Cheryl mustn’t be surprised if other femmes fatales make a play for Jean-Bernard.
They speak the language of love better than any other nation so it comes as no surprise that Cheryl Cole’s relationship with her French beau has seemingly taken a serious turn.
This week it was reported that The X Factor judge and her restaurant owner boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini have moved in together despite dating for less than two months. I was charmed by my own Frenchman Pascal in 2007 and married him less than a year later.
French men are the masters of seduction and making you feel the most cherished woman alive. However, when it comes to dating and day-to-day romantic life, the rules are somewhat different to those the British are used to.
1 DRESS TO IMPRESS Expect to see a lot less of Cheryl.