I love language, both written and spoken. I love the history of words and the way language develops. I love writing and I love a good chitter chatter with friends. I am a native English speaker but as an ex pat in living in France I can also speak French to some degree. I arrived here nearly 7 years ago with O' Level French and through lessons, talking, reading, watching TV and various other means I have slowly increased by vocabulary and improved my grammar a bit. Now I can get by OK in a wide variety of subjects and am fairly confident on the phone so long as the other person slows down a bit for me.