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Sam the driver in France

Written by on October 21, 2014 in My French Life
Sam the driver in France

Did you know that in France the designated driver is called “Sam”? I was at a Champagne House, oh how I love to casually drop that into the conversation, the other day in the lovely area of Cote Des Bar in the Champagne region. There were six of us and we stopped there to sample […]

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Expats in Carcassonne

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Expats in France
Expats in Carcassonne

We talk to Babs and husband Rich who decided to change their lives by moving to Carcassonne in south west France. On a cold February day they flew to France to view some properties, unsure if it was what they really wanted to do or if they were “completely bonkers”. They looked at several properties over […]

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The Bureaucratic Highway in France

Written by on October 18, 2014 in Expats in France
The Bureaucratic Highway in France

The trials and tribulations that expats face in France when registering a car, sometimes it’s no picnic… Unlike some countries there is no road tax in France. It is not in my best interest to point out to the French government that the introduction of road tax could seriously help them curb their national deficit. […]

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Personal Shopping Galeries Lafayette Paris

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Funky, Guest Blogs
Personal Shopping Galeries Lafayette Paris

Want to get a bit of Oh la la French style in Paris? We take a personal shopping experience in one of the most luxurious up-market stores in Paris. Reporter Lisa Buros-Hutchins tries on the best that Paris has to offer and discovers you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy this free service […]

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Expats in France offer new life for old dogs

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Expats in France offer new life for old dogs

Some people move to France and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Others move to France and do something completely different. We talk to an amazing couple from England who thought they would retire and take life easy. Instead they set up a home for elderly dogs, an undertaking that has profoundly changed their lives and bought […]

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Expat in France Fashion Career

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Expats in France
Expat in France Fashion Career

A chance meeting with the expat owner of a house in the south of France changed life for ever for Beverly Smart from London. Ever since a school exchange visit at the age of 14 she’d dreamed of living in France and when she saw a photograph of luscious Lagrasse, she knew that was where […]

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Moulin de Go at Saint Pierre de Erve

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Expats in France
Moulin de Go at Saint Pierre de Erve

Twenty-five years ago, Mick Watson and a business partner bought five houses and an old watermill in the Pays de la Loire, France, and as the old saying goes, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then… Eight years ago, nearly to the day of my visit, Mick moved to France permanently […]

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Expat crazy cat lady

Written by on October 6, 2014 in Blog
Expat crazy cat lady

About a month ago I posted on The Good Life France FB page that on my birthday a pathetic little kitten had turned up at my back door. I already have five cats, three dogs and quite a lot of chickens, ducks and geese. I really didn’t want another animal but it’s hard to turn […]

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The Tour de France Stops For No One

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Expats in France
The Tour de France Stops For No One

France is of course a big country, more than twice the size of the UK, but it is still unbelievable that there are over one million kilometres of roads. Three times as much as in Spain for instance, which itself is not small. The reason is, all French farmers live on their own land and […]

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Visit to Paris and Provence

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Guest Blogs
Visit to Paris and Provence

Many of us dream of visiting France, especially Paris, the most visited tourist destination in the world, and Provence, high on the wish list of places to visit for so many, we talk to a lady whose dream came true… We meet Carolyn Ansky from Queensland, Australia who says “for years I played the Marianne Faithful […]

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