From Elizabeth, France

01 January 2020

Elizabeth, Puissalicon, France

Hello. I was struck by Puissalicon's charm, and the beauty of the area after visiting on a holiday. I moved here in 2015 after a long career in Cambridge. I wanted to speak better French and in a more natural setting, and with purpose. I retrained as an ESL teacher and I now teach Business English from my house, online. I love living here, There are no regrets. The result of the 2016 referendum was a sickening blow.


This postcard is one of several collated as part of collaboration between Dr Michaela Benson and the Migration Museum. A selection of these appears in the Postcards from the British in Europe installation in Departures, the museum's current exhibition exploring four centuries of emigration from Britain, bringing Britain’s emigration story and its emigrants into the national conversation about migration