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Etiquette, Books, Paris and more newsletter from France

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Newsletter
Etiquette, Books, Paris and more newsletter from France

Bonjour I hope you had a good week! Here it’s been chilly and raining, and my normal dog walking route has had to be changed as the country lanes are really muddy now. Instead we’ve kept to the roads that encircle the village and skirt around the fields in which maize, hay and beans are grown by […]

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Poppies, gastronomy and more Newsletter from France

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Newsletter
Poppies, gastronomy and more Newsletter from France

January was a cold month in France. We didn’t have much snow, a little, not enough to worry about; but a heavy freezing fog descended and decided it was going to stay. For several days on the trot, everything felt frozen. The water in the dogs’ bowls iced over within an hour of being filled, the […]

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Newsletter from the middle-of-nowhere France!

Written by on January 27, 2017 in Newsletter
Newsletter from the middle-of-nowhere France!

Bonjour I hope you had a good week. Here in my little of bit of France which I call the middle-of-nowhere since some days I don’t see another human being (if you don’t count the other half) and can drive for miles without passing a car – it’s been a quiet and industrious week. After […]

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Newsletter from Frosty France!

Written by on January 20, 2017 in Newsletter
Newsletter from Frosty France!

Bonjour Here in France we’ve been through a bit of a cold spell the last week. Even in the normally not too frosty south, my friends have been complaining of below zero temperatures. I quite like it when it’s cold out. After several years here, I’ve got the hang of making sure there’s enough wood […]

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Its snowing in France Newsletter

Written by on January 13, 2017 in Newsletter
Its snowing in France Newsletter

Bonjour Hope you had a good week.  Here in my corner of France we’ve had snow which my cats and dogs don’t like at all. The chickens, ducks and geese aren’t that keen either. Loulou my cat who thinks she is a princess, has hardly moved from her position on the sofa where she lords […]

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The Good Life France Newsletter January 2017

Written by on January 6, 2017 in Newsletter
The Good Life France Newsletter January 2017

Bonjour! Isn’t it strange how just a week into January we’ve almost forgotten Christmas and the New Year – or perhaps it’s just me! I hope that you had a lovely start to the year and a great New Year’s Eve. I watched the film “Midnight in Paris” with friends and we saw the New […]

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Happy New Year from The Good Life France

Written by on December 30, 2016 in Newsletter
Happy New Year from The Good Life France

I hope you had a good Christmas. Here in my house Christmas Day was a quiet and peaceful time for the most part. The animals got some treats and I took the dogs for an extra walk late at night. Where I live, the roads are not lit by street lamps and at night it’s […]

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Merry Christmas from The Good Life France

Written by on December 23, 2016 in Newsletter
Merry Christmas from The Good Life France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week, not too fraught with last minute shopping and rushing about. Here in my corner of rural France there isn’t a great deal of razzmatazz, there aren’t hundreds of lights on houses or in the streets, in fact, you could drive through my village and you wouldn’t even know […]

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The Week Before Christmas Newsletter

Written by on December 16, 2016 in Newsletter
The Week Before Christmas Newsletter

Bonjour Hope you had a good week… Last week I went to the Fete de la Dinde, the Turkey Festival, in lovely Licques, northern France. It’s a tiny town surrounded by the most glorious rural countryside, truly idyllic and largely unknown to tourism. The festival was as brilliant as ever with a huge market, stalls […]

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Ducks and Turkeys Newsletter from France

Written by on December 9, 2016 in Newsletter
Ducks and Turkeys Newsletter from France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week! Here in my village in the middle-of-nowhere France I am apparently the talk of the town because of my ducks. Last week my neighbours came to dinner and mentioned that one of my Barbary ducks had flown into their garden. They were astonished they said, they have never […]

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