Road to an idyllic life in Brittany

A five-day getaway in the French countryside proved to be the balm to the harried spirits of my Singaporean family of six

Shrill shrieks pierce the night air, jolting me from deep sleep.

Even in the bedroom, I choke on the acrid fumes of burning wood and my eyes instantly start watering.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Road to an idyllic life in Brittany'. Print Edition | Subscribe