Welcome to my blog.
I am Janet known as Jan to her family, a trained and British qualified Fashion designer to BA(Hons) degree standard.
Young at heart, but regrettably old enough to just remember seeing the Sex Pistols live on British television.
I was brought up and educated in the UK. Rebelliously in my mid-twenties, I moved to work and make a family in the French Pyrenees.
During this time as well as doing some freelance designing I mainly focused on running a cycling lodge and organizing cycling related events.
My children are now mature and independent, my daughter Jane Flanagan is on the way to becoming a jockey in the UK.
So it is time now for me to change my life too.
Happily, in a very loving relationship with a gentleman based in Munich, the Pyrenees are now not so much my focus.
Having worked and lived in the French language most of my adult life, learning German is a new challenge and I am looking at my abilities and experiences and molding a future professionally for myself.
I have a TEFL qualification and I teach English as a foreign language online and also here in Munich. I am also resuming writing the book I started in 2008.
I live in Fürstenried West, very near the forest in Munich.
Please get in touch using the following form or use the email address
Thank you, Jan Flanagan Smith.