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Keen as Mustard and off to Dijon newsletter from France

Written by on April 4, 2014 in Newsletter
Keen as Mustard and off to Dijon newsletter from France

Cou cou from France! Today I’m off to Dijon in Burgundy and – I’m keen as mustard to visit this gorgeous town (I can hear you groaning at that little pun!).  I’m taking the train across France, from Calais to Paris where I’ll pick up a train at Gare de Lyon direct to Dijon arriving […]

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April Fish Day France, fab southern French food, secret chateaux…

Written by on March 28, 2014 in Newsletter
April Fish Day France, fab southern French food, secret chateaux…

Today, I’m writing this newsletter with the window open in my office in northern France – it’s a bit cool but I don’t care, the scent of cherry blossom is on the air and the magnolia tree is in full bud and smells divine. The problem is that my five cats are friends with all […]

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Paris in the spring, the Statue of Liberty and more for the weekend!

Written by on March 21, 2014 in Newsletter
Paris in the spring, the Statue of Liberty and more for the weekend!

I have a confession! Apart from being the editor of The Good Life France (THE best job in the world!) I’m also a professional travel writer but – I’ve never been on a cruise! However, at the beginning of April I’ll be taking the train to Dijon in Burgundy for a bit of sightseeing and […]

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Paris Pink Bra Bazaar, Barging in Burgundy, French language skills and lots more!

Written by on March 14, 2014 in Newsletter
Paris Pink Bra Bazaar, Barging in Burgundy, French language skills and lots more!

The sun has been out all week in my part of France – the birds are singing, trees are blossoming and the sky is blue.  That’s good news for the Pink Bra Bazaar team in Paris, they promote good health for women in the fight against breast cancer and their charity is hosting a bra […]

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Paris, Southern France and Parlez Vous Politely newsletter!

Written by on March 7, 2014 in Newsletter
Paris, Southern France and Parlez Vous Politely newsletter!

I realised this week that last week, ten years ago, is when I first saw my dream home in France! I was in France for a day trip from London to do some shopping. Those were the days when booze cruises were popular, the Pound was high against the Euro, the supermarkets in and around […]

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Mona Lisa truck ride and back stage at the glitzy Palais Garnier Newsletter

Written by on February 28, 2014 in Newsletter
Mona Lisa truck ride and back stage at the glitzy Palais Garnier Newsletter

Last week in London I met with lots of my friends and colleagues in the French tourist industry, from the north to the south, from the east to the west. We English speaking media lot were there to find out about new events, exhibitions and get updates from tourist professionals from all over France. The […]

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Rain, Ghost train stations, Paris and a mystery medieval Mona Lisa!

Written by on February 21, 2014 in Newsletter
Rain, Ghost train stations, Paris and a mystery medieval Mona Lisa!

The last few days have seen the most enormous amounts of rain falling in my part of northern France but it is finally (fingers crossed) starting to feel a bit spring-like and goodness knows in this part of France we could certainly do with some drier weather. The snowdrops are out, daffodils have big but […]

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World’s biggest Fruit Cocktail and all things French Newsletter!

Written by on February 7, 2014 in Newsletter
World’s biggest Fruit Cocktail and all things French Newsletter!

This week I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the amount of absolutely stunning photographs we’ve been sent for our French Photo Competition. I work with professional photographers a lot of the time and I have to say – some of you who have sent photos in can give the pros a run for their money. I’ve […]

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Pancakes, photos and a whole lot more from France Newsletter

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Newsletter
Pancakes, photos and a whole lot more from France Newsletter

What a week this has been! We decided to  hold a French photo competition and I thought we might get a few great photos… but I’ve been astounded to receive more than 150 fabulous photos from Francophiles all around the world!  I’ve decided it is much too hard to judge them so I would love […]

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French Newsletter from the sunny “north pole” of France!

Written by on January 24, 2014 in Newsletter
French Newsletter from the sunny “north pole” of France!

Bonjour tout le monde Within hours of telling you how mild and sunny it is here in the “north pole” of France (that’s what the southerners call it!) and sharing my lovely photos from the Valleys where I live, we had a huge hailstone storm with lumps of ice bigger than ripe fresh peas! Out […]

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