Claire Robinson

About Claire Robinson

A London girl at heart, I was sent to Harvington School for young ladies, in West London, but have never felt like one. I have spent most of my adult working life in a variety of temporary and permanent secretarial/administration positions – working for a healthcare PR agency or “pie charts and propaganda” as I called it and for a food processing company – “beansprout land” as I recall, not very fondly. Since moving to France I have tried my hand at soft furnishings, English lessons and more recently selling exclusive stationery products for a British company. Addicted to PG Tips – every morning without fail, Coronation Street and magazines, oh, and Jamie Cullum – a genius as far as I am concerned. I am thrilled to be contributing to T4W and hope that by writing about the Auvergne, readers will be curious to come and visit the region.

Notes from the Auvergne: part 2

Notes from the Auvergne: part 2

There’s nothing like supporting the home team to make you feel like a local The professional rugby union team for Clermont Ferrand, ASM, began life in 1911 when Marcel Michelin gave workers at Michelin the chance to get a taste for physical activity, and its continuing popularity has ended up creating a team which plays […]

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Notes from the Auvergne: Part 1

Notes from the Auvergne: Part 1

Our latest series on living abroad When we moved to France in 2001 I felt I was going on an adventure and was happy to leave my old life behind. My husband had joined the tyre manufacturer Michelin, whose head offices are in Clermont Ferrand, the capital of the Auvergne region. At the time, my […]

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