We’re on hols in the UK at the moment, our country of origin. As ever we’ve been soaking up the British weather (literally) and the culture (metaphorically).
The kids were surprised and somewhat disappointed to learn, this time around, that NRJ Hit Music Radio is not actually available in England. Moreover that none of the UK stations we’ve managed to find play anything French.
Although by ‘French’ our eldest’s understanding is it means it can be heard in France – so we had to break it to him that Rihana was not in fact French! No, nor Katy Perry. Maroon 5? Nope not them neither.
Indeed, if there’s anything that helps you enjoy your time off it’s a few of your favourite ‘tubes’ playing over the airwaves. However, the odds that we’ll hear Louane, Kendji or Les Frèro Delavega, all authors of the current most toe-tapping-poppy numbers over in France, are slim to none.
Indeed, I’ve felt the need to tune into Youtube (can I say that?) to download Maitre Gims’s latest tour de force.
All this, I suppose, goes to show just how integrated into French Culture we have become.