A very bon weekend from France newsletter

Written by on February 24, 2017 in Newsletter

Bonjour! Hope you’re well. It feels like ages since my last newsletter, I missed sending it last week as I got stuck on a train going to Cannes that was 4 hours late and I ran out of time!

I have to say the south of France at this time of the year is amazing. Everywhere is covered in blossom heralding the first signs of spring; the scent of mimosa flowers in the mountainous areas in the interior was quite overwhelming. The sun shone in a deep blue sky, people sat outside cafés and restaurants enjoying al fresco meals in their T Shirts and aperos at dusk in the fresh air. When I got back to northern France it was to grey skies, wild gusts of wind as clouds galloped across the sky – and pouring rain!

It was good to get back to my animals who as always were pleased to see me, especially the ducks, chickens and geese. The other half who cared for them in my absence, doesn’t talk to them like I do and I’m sure they miss it. Sometimes I play them music – they really like Lady Gaga. Goodness knows what my neighbours think if they can hear me!

Now – I have a favour to ask you – but you need to have access to a PC or Mac (it won’t work on a mobile phone or iPad/tablet). I’ve been shortlisted for an award and if you could vote for me I’d be massively grateful. I’m in the “Best Social Media Feature”, Janine Marsh for “Romantic places to kiss in Paris”. You just have to click and vote, you don’t have to give an email address or sign up to anything though you do need to be on Facebook as that’s where France Media Awards are running the contest. Thank you so much for this, I’m so so appreciative of your help. Click here to vote

The new issue of The Good Life France Magazine, spring edition, is almost ready to go! If you want to sign up to make sure you get it (totally free) you can do that via the current issue here.

Wishing you a very bon weekend
Bisous from France
Janine

ps I’m really sorry if you got an email from me yesterday with links to past newsletters – my computer had a bit of a breakdown this morning which sent it crazy – don’t you just hate technology sometimes?! 

Don’t miss on the website this week:

Opal Aventure near Calais – it’s like Go Ape in the UK but better says our tester!

Your French Connection: Spring into… Brittany, reasons to put this lovely region on your bucket list.

Why now is a good time to buy a home in France: There are bargains to be had, but they may not last for ever say the experts…

Mesmerising Mougins in Provence, a tiny town that entices, our reporter Darina falls in love with its ambiance…

How to plan a romantic getaway in southern France on a budget, a trip to this area doesn’t have to break the bank.

What to do with your UK Pension when you move to France from Britain. Qualified financial advisor Jennie Poate reviews a case history.

Book Review: One Sip at a time by Keith Van Sickle, French Book Worm finds it a great read!

Thanks so much for following me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – I absolutely love to chat to you there!

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