French Australian author Pascal Inard loves Australia, his adoptive country, but he finds that after living twenty thousand kilometres from his country of birth for more than twenty years, he still loves France more than ever.When he looks back to his childhood and his grandparents’ childhood, it brings back memories of happiness and he rediscovers all the beauty and charm of France. He has put together with his wife a tribute to France with beautiful photos, delicious recipes, vintage postcards and posters, stories, memories and interesting facts, written in the languages of his birth and adoptive countries.
Today I am far away from you, sweet land of my childhood, but I think of you every day. There
will always be a big place for you in my heart as there is for my adoptive country Australia. Don’t
worry for me, dear France, Australia is looking after me and my family very well, it is a beautiful
place of wide open spaces, sunny skies and friendly people. But I will never forget you and how you
made the man I am today. I grew up in the heart of your majestic mountains, it is there that my
love of nature grew. Your land is generous and I thank you for all the delicious meals I shared
with my family. Provence is a ray of sunshine that warms my heart, it is a feast for all my senses.
You taught me to love life and celebrate the joy and happiness of living in your home. You gave
me my life, a beautiful language, my soul mate and children and for all this I thank you. You will
be in my heart and soul forever, wherever I am.