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Summer in France newsletter

Written by on July 18, 2014 in Newsletter
Summer in France newsletter

After the excitement of the 14th July Holiday, AKA Bastille Day, on Monday just gone and the Tour de France the week before, it’s nice to simply sit back and enjoy the sunny summer days of France. It is mid July and all over France people are starting to enjoy their annual summer leave – […]

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Tour de France, Bastille Day News from France

Written by on July 11, 2014 in Newsletter
Tour de France, Bastille Day News from France

July in France is a big deal – first of all we have the Tour de France, the biggest sporting event on the planet, and we have Bastille Day – one of the most important national holidays of the year. In my little corner of northern France we were lucky enough to have Le Tour […]

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Bon Weekend from France in July

Written by on July 4, 2014 in Newsletter
Bon Weekend from France in July

Bonjour, cou cou! It’s July and that can only mean one thing – the Tour de France…. Oops no, it means another thing too – Bastille Day! Tour de France fever is well and truly under way  and will start today, 5th July in the UK before making its way to France and Le Touquet […]

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Bonjour from France

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Newsletter
Bonjour from France

Bonjour from France and Bon Weekend to you all, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about my week in today’s newsletter as I’ve been gallivanting about in northern France and making all sorts of wonderful discoveries. For instance, I found out that just a few miles away from where I have a home […]

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French baguettes, Opal Coast and more newsletter from France

Written by on June 20, 2014 in Newsletter
French baguettes, Opal Coast and more newsletter from France

Today the sun has been shining all day long and summer feels like it is well and truly here. I’ve been out and about in St Omer and nearby villages in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in the far north of France. I visited a boulangerie with an award winning baker who makes the most […]

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The best magazine about France from France newsletter!

Written by on June 13, 2014 in Newsletter
The best magazine about France from France newsletter!

Bonjour from the gorgeous Opal Coast in northern France! As you know I love to travel around France and tell you all about my discoveries but there’s no place like home and here in Pas de Calais where I live is very beautiful at any time of year but never more so than when the […]

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French food, tennis and James Bond’s favourite French aperitif!

Written by on May 30, 2014 in Newsletter
French food, tennis and James Bond’s favourite French aperitif!

This week has been a bit of a foodie week here at The Good Life France! I think I was probably influenced by all the cheese and cake photos we’ve been sharing on Facebook – so you’ll find there’s a distinctly gastronomic groove on the website right now! I’ve become a bit obsessed with taking […]

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Bread, Brits, and chicken beauty contest newsletter from France!

Written by on May 16, 2014 in Newsletter
Bread, Brits, and chicken beauty contest newsletter from France!

This week we’ve been celebrating bread in France as it’s the week of the Fete du Pain! Yes indeed, an official festival of bread in the country where it’s almost the law to eat bread with every meal! Yesterday, 16th May was Saint Honoré’s Day – he is the Patron Saint of French Bakers and […]

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Diamonds, tarts, croisssants and lots more newsletter from France!

Written by on May 11, 2014 in Newsletter
Diamonds, tarts, croisssants and lots more newsletter from France!

Cou cou from France! Here in my little village this week there has been a crime – someone has stolen the dead flower heads of the hydrangea plants of my neighbour J-P.  The story of the so-called “Hydrangea Gang” has been in the newspapers in the region for some time but until now, my little […]

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Truffle Hunting, Giant mechanical creatures, writing contest winners

Written by on May 2, 2014 in Newsletter
Truffle Hunting, Giant mechanical creatures, writing contest winners

Bonjour from France! The big news this week has been the announcement of the winners in our spring 2014 writing competition. We were amazed to receive 104 entries from all around the world and the standard was incredibly high.  Authors Susie Kelly, Kimberley Petyt, Deborah Lawrenson, Patricia Sands, Julia Stagg and author/publisher Stephanie Zia had […]

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