We are Ema and Peter and we moved to the beautiful Limousin region of central France at the end of 2013. Leaving busy Brighton city life behind we followed our hearts and dreams to start a new chapter of our lives in the heart of rural France.
Peter is a singing teacher and vocal coach with over 25 years experience teaching individuals and groups to sing and more than that as a professional songwriter and musician. Since moving to the Creuse, Peter also now hosts a regular show on Radio Vassiviere: 'I wish I was a Punk Rocker' - highlighting the best of punk, rock, pop & reggae music. Focusing on protest songs & music with a message. Peter is also a very keen cyclist and a veteran of many a French and UK cyclosportive. He was the club secretary of the Sussex Nomads cycling club for many years until he left to move to France. You will often find him in his lycra cycling around the beautiful and peaceful Limousin roads.
Ema is a Usui reiki master-teacher, classically trained musician and has an MA in group and intercultural therapy. She worked for many years in therapeutic group care before the big move to France. Ema also loves to cook and write about food. She is busy writing her first cook book and has had numerous articles and recipes published, and is regularly featured in The Guardian. Ema runs our popular De Tout Coeur Limousin blog and you will often find a few of the recipes she cooks on there. You will never leave hungry after a visit!
We are enjoying the challenge and creativity that this new life brings and sharing it with our collection of 4 legged friends, including our 2 cats and 2 adopted dogs; Eric le chien our Cairn terrier, and Gary, a Griffon cross. They are guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces everyday and a great excuse to get out and about and continue exploring the beautiful Limousin countryside.
Please check out our blog at De Tout Coeur Limousin - for more about us and the beautiful Limousin region, photography and lots of recipes. We look forward to connecting with you soon
We look forward to saying bonjour and welcoming you to De Tout Coeur Limousin soon.
Ema & Peter