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French People Don’t Queue Newsletter from France!

Written by on February 27, 2015 in Newsletter
French People Don’t Queue Newsletter from France!

Bonjour and a very bon weekend to you all This week I thought I would tell you about my neighbour Jean-Claude because tonight (if you’re reading this on Saturday) I shall be meeting him and his family at a local beer festival and I’m a bit nervous at the thought. The beer festival will be […]

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Ten French language courses to win Newsletter from France

Written by on February 23, 2015 in Newsletter
Ten French language courses to win Newsletter from France

Bonjour mes amies and amis! You don’t usually hear from me except at the weekends but I’m sending you this special newsletter because I thought it would be a great start to the week to do a fab giveaway! The Good Life France has partnered with Comme Une Francaise to give away ten French language […]

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Picasso, Ducks, Lemons and More Newsletter from France

Written by on February 20, 2015 in Newsletter
Picasso, Ducks, Lemons and More Newsletter from France

First of all – a great big Bonjour and welcome to all our new subscribers and re-bonjour to all our older friends! Talking of new and old, this week my duck Belle has been very edgy. Several weeks ago she moved into an empty coop that I stored on the terrace outside my back door […]

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Friday the 13th Newsletter from France

Written by on February 13, 2015 in Newsletter
Friday the 13th Newsletter from France

Bonjour! Yesterday was Friday 13th and in France, like many other countries, that date is viewed with superstition. Walking the dogs in the morning, I passed Pierre the farmer in his tractor, as usual he waved and swayed, rotating the steering wheel towards me as his head turned.  As usual the tractor veered dangerously close […]

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Flop Chef to Top Chef, Record Breaking Newsletter from France

Written by on February 6, 2015 in Newsletter
Flop Chef to Top  Chef, Record Breaking Newsletter from France

Bonjour! I can’t believe how quickly the weekend has come around again and how cold it has become here in the north of France. It isn’t just the north though, it snowed in Provence this week, a quite rare occurrence as it doesn’t snow there every year and when it does it’s usually for just a […]

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Nutella, Chateaux, Paris and more Newsletter from France

Written by on January 30, 2015 in Newsletter
Nutella, Chateaux, Paris and more Newsletter from France

Bonjour and Happy National Croissant Day (yes really, January 30 apparently)… A bit of local news has been keeping the tongues wagging here in my little village. In the bar where locals get together in the “big town” (population 376) all anyone is talking about at the moment is Nutella. Yes I do mean the […]

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Newsletter from the chilly French countryside

Written by on January 23, 2015 in Newsletter
Newsletter from the chilly French countryside

Bonjour to you all from chilly northern France! Every morning this week I’ve woken up to a thick frost covering everything and freezing the water in the bird baths. It looks as though the green hedges and red roof tiles of the local village houses have had a gentle coating of white, glittering paint. Pheasants […]

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Magazine, books and more newsletter from France

Written by on January 16, 2015 in Newsletter
Magazine, books and more newsletter from France

Bonjour to you all and a great big welcome to all our new subscribers to the weekly newsletter – it is  a pleasure to meet you. This week in my part of northern France we’ve had hail stones, huge storms, spring-like sunny days, torrential rain and frost. This has meant my six cats have been […]

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Good Life France Newsletter January

Written by on January 10, 2015 in Newsletter
Good Life France Newsletter January

Bonjour to you all, This week we have all been distressed and horrified by the tragic events that have been taking place in and around Paris. There is no way to make sense of such terrible crimes. Here in France we have all been moved by the response around the world, so many people showing […]

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Happy New Year from France

Written by on December 31, 2014 in Newsletter
Happy New Year from France

Bonjour mes amis and amies, I hope you all had a great Christmas Day. It was a national holiday in France and almost everything was closed for the whole day while families and friends relaxed after Le Reveillon, the traditional long, lingering dinner on Christmas Eve. Normally I’d be home relaxing too but this year […]

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