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Looking for Love and Friendship in France

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Expats in France, Living in France
Looking for Love and Friendship in France

Are you an English speaking expat in France looking for romance, friendship or companionship? Then you probably know how hard it can be to meet people. Even in your own country it can be tough, but as an expat in France, it can feel impossible at times.  Or at least it used to. Since Expat […]

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Summer ducklings in The Good Life France Pen!

Written by on June 27, 2016 in My French Life
Summer ducklings in The Good Life France Pen!

In the last couple of months, Rocky the Rescue Duck has had 6 ducklings. I didn’t expect it as I didn’t even know she was nesting! She is a lovely friendly duck.  I found her at a day old in the chicken pen, she had been abandoned and the chickens were pecking at her – […]

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The Biggest Tea Cosy In The World In France

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Expats in France
The Biggest Tea Cosy In The World In France

Tina Sharpe from Essex is a lady who loves a cup of tea. In fact she loves it so much that when she saw a giant shed in the shape of a teapot she simply had to have it. But the story doesn’t stop there. Tina had the teapot taken apart and transported to France […]

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Family Road Trip Through France

Written by on May 6, 2016 in Expats in France, Tours in France
Family Road Trip Through France

France seemed the ideal place for Brits Zoe and Andy Bridgeman and their three young children to rediscover their sense of adventure and have fun on a year-long tour… Zoe and Andy Bridgeman were happy in their lovely village called Stony Stratford in Milton Keynes, England. However,  after a few years that saw Zoe working […]

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A Very British Giant Teapot Tea Room in France

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Expats in France
A Very British Giant Teapot Tea Room in France

Pop into the Tea in the Teapot tea room in France for a cuppa you won’t forget thanks to the quirky, stylish surroundings, the delicious cream tea and typically traditional British tea taste! When Tina Sharpe from England saw a shed on a  UK TV programme she thought what a beautiful tearoom it would make. […]

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Brilliant Paris Photographer For Weddings And Visits

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Expats in France, Paris
Brilliant Paris Photographer For Weddings And Visits

There are more than 1000 professional photographers in Paris so finding the right one to capture your special moment, whether that’s your wedding or your dream trip – it can be hard. Nobody gets that more than Paris photographer Dagmara Bojenko. She has travelled the world, from Europe to Ecuador and the Polish-born Canadian brings […]

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The Good Life for Expats in Bordeaux

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Expats in France
The Good Life for Expats in Bordeaux

Expats in Bordeaux: Justin and Vanessa Parr left Sydney, Australia for work in London and New York but it was France that captured their hearts. They moved to Bordeaux to open a B&B in the vineyards and say though it’s not always easy – they’ve never looked back… Why France? Justin says that they really […]

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A Moment With Moët et Chandon Epernay

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Champagne-Ardenne, My French Life
A Moment With Moët et Chandon Epernay

I’ve loved Champagne since I was 18 years old when a boyfriend whose middle name was Rutherford gave me a bottle of Moët et Chandon for my birthday. I thought I was sophisticated, elegant and oh so posh with my heavy green bottle and its iconic label. I kept it in a cupboard in my […]

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Moving To France In Your Twenties

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Expats in France
Moving To France In Your Twenties

Just a few short decades ago, those who moved to France tended to be older people taking retirement. They could afford to buy a house and not have to find a job. Those days are gone and more and more young people and families with children are moving to France, seeking a different life and […]

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How to Lose Your Friends on Holiday in France

Written by on March 8, 2016 in Guest Blogs
How to Lose Your Friends on Holiday in France

The Isle de Re lies not far from La Rochelle on the west coast of France. These days it is connected to the mainland by a bridge but back in 1979 you got there by catching a ferry from La Pallice. It was here in 1979 that two friendships came to an end… My wife […]

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