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 30 years experience teaching individuals and groups to sing and more than that as a professional songwriter and musician. Peter also studied spiritual counselling and graduated from the OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation, London in 2004.
Since moving to the Creuse, Peter also 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 before he moved to France., and 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 has regularly featured in The Guardian. Ema runs our popular De Tout Coeur Limousin blog and you will find many of the recipes she cooks on there.
We are enjoying the challenge and creativity that this new life brings and sharing it with our collection of 4 legged friends, including our 3 cats and adopted dog; 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