mon coeur de campagne

living a simpler, rural French life


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Home Truths

How cold and miserable was your commute this morning? As I settled down at my desk in front of a roaring fire, I thought not for the first time, about the joys of working from home. Not having to brave the wind and the rain scores high on my list. Finding the right creative space for your desk, atelier or office needn’t be too difficult. It needs to have light, be bright and somewhere you can work without distractions and, in comfort and warmth.

The perfect bijou office and you can hide it away when you are not working!

Highlight traditional features, like this French ceiling to create your special space. What works for you? Your own space or a corner of the kitchen table?


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Work from Home and Save the World

Research research from a U.S. car insurance company reveals that working from home can make you happier, healthier and more efficient. Working from home, or remote working, works for me and I really am in a remote location, deep in the heart of the French countryside. No more driving or commuting to work means massive oil, petrol savings and massive reduction in greenhouse gases Save an average of 109 hours a year of wasted commute time. And the health benefits…. lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, healthier eating. It’s obvious…a happy employee = a productive employee Don’t take my word for it. Check out the attached infographic and see how working from home, for even one day a week, can improve your environment and your life.