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Tom, Di and Dagny

Oui In France launched in May 2012 and is written by me, Diane. Who am I? Well, I’m a dog lover, fitness enthusiast, world traveler and Francophile to start off. I’m an American who lives in western France with my husband, Tom, and gorgeous Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Dagny. We are not sure how long we’ll be here just bought a house and this blog has come to life as an outlet for wherever life takes us. Dagny was the inspiration for Oui In France because she’s such a huge part of my life, but you’ll find a little bit of everything here including info on France, what expat life is really like, our travel adventures and dog topics.


This is Tom. He’s my French husband who is the most amazing man in the world. Yeah, that’s cliche, but it’s true. Tom is open-minded and easy going, and although he never had a dog before, he was open to the idea of getting Dagny after we got married. For that, I’ll be forever grateful. He’s stereotypically French: dresses “smart,” loves his cheese course and desserts with every meal and appreciates the finer things in life. His dream car is an Aston Martin Vantage. He also has his own series on the blog called Ask Tom Tuesdays where he answers your questions on all things French. Oh, and he has a cool accent!

Dagny the Cavalier King Charles spaniel

Meet Dagny, a part-time writer who likes helping me with my day job. Either that or she just likes stealing my pens. Anyway, she’s a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and was born in September of 2011. She is our baby and I don’t know what life would be without her. On most days, she can be found soaking up the sun, chewing up tissues or curled up next to me on the couch.

To wrap this up, I feel truly blessed for where my life has taken me. Did I ever think I’d be married and living in France? No. Is living in France a piece of cake? No. Do I complain? Yes, but mostly just because I like hearing myself talk. I know I’m extremely fortunate to be where I am and I don’t take anything for granted. I wouldn’t change my life for anything. So read my blog to get a laugh, to gain insight into life abroad and to see what we’re up to.

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