I started this website after teaching fitness classes for 17 years in Paris and helping both teachers and exercisers find their sports feet here. After presenting a number of times at the annual orientation program for newcomers, "Bloom Where You Are Planted," my accumulated collection of resources started spilling out of the filing cabinet and getting lost under the bed. This seemed like the most logical place to put the information where I and everyone who wants to can find it.

I look forward to readers' questions and suggestions. I also work at the OECD press office, and write regularly for Paris magazines, including The Irish Eyes and The OECD Observer.

Alison Benney