Janine Marsh

The weekly update from a cat maid in France

Written by on November 14, 2020 in Newsletter from France
The weekly update from a cat maid in France

Bonjour I hope that you and yours are well. Here we’ve been nursing two sick kittens, Tigger and Pooh who joined us a few weeks ago. (Here they are on Instagram). We took them to the see our lovely local vet. He thinks we are a little crazy. We first met him when we found […]

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TV5MONDEPlus – free on demand platform for French films and shows

Written by on November 6, 2020 in Culture & Language, TV and Satellite
TV5MONDEPlus – free on demand platform for French films and shows

Improve your French. And enjoy a wide range of French films and TV series, documentaries, cookery shows and more with TV5MONDEplus – 100% free. The service aims to bring French language programmes and films to a global audience.  And, the platform is perfect for those who want to improve their French and enjoy some great […]

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Happy Halloween from France

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Happy Halloween from France

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. Today is Halloween and I’m not sure we need to do anything this year for the occasion since I’ve been wearing a mask and eating sweets since March. However I have sorted bags of sweets for any kids that decide to brave the torrential rain to […]

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Bon weekend from a boulangerie in France

Written by on October 24, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a boulangerie in France

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. Here in my little pig sty where I spend most of the day writing or chatting on social media (honestly, I love it that I can talk to people all around the world!) it’s been a pretty busy week. I’m working on a special Christmas magazine […]

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Life as an expat in France

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Blog
Life as an expat in France

Life as an expat in France can be a little bit odd at times… Promenading is a popular “sport” in France. Wandering along a Paris street, admiring the buildings, the alluring cafés, the Eiffel Tower is one of life’s greatest pleasures. And there’s nothing quite like ambling along the swanky Croisette in Cannes. Oor the […]

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The classified arts of France

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Art and Artists
The classified arts of France

Every now and again, when chatting to French friends they’ll drop in a sentence that contains the words “the 7th Art” or maybe “the 9th Art” and recently there was talk about the “10th Art”. You, like me, might be wondering what on earth they’re going on about… Well in France, the arts are classified. […]

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Recipe for apple, pear and speculoos crumble

Written by on October 22, 2020 in Desserts
Recipe for apple, pear and speculoos crumble

I live in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, northern France. But it doesn’t mean I miss out on amazing French gastronomy, and I don’t even need to leave home! Three times a week the Bread Man delivers bread to our village and many others in the area. His deliveries mean we all […]

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Newsletter from France | Inspiration & a whimsical tale

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Newsletter from France | Inspiration & a whimsical tale

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. This week the weather has been glorious, clear blue skies occasionally filtered through a soft mist, and early in the mornings sparkling frost covers everything. It’s been perfect weather for renovating and dog walking! We’re building a garage at the moment and we’re almost finished with […]

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The Good Life France newsletter – cakes, liqueurs and a tale from my pigsty

Written by on October 11, 2020 in Newsletter from France
The Good Life France newsletter – cakes, liqueurs and a tale from my pigsty

Bonjour Hope you and yours are well. Here in the middle of nowhere, rural northern France, at my house there is a new baby. I went to see my friend Annette a couple of villages away and came home with a kitten called Tigger! Annette has 10 cats who all live in the house, she […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

Written by on October 3, 2020 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Autumn/Winter 2020

Welcome to The Good Life France Magazine issue no. 26, Autumn/Winter 2020. It’s totally free to subscribe to, read online or download. Just access it via the link below: Click here for: The Good Life France Magazine Issue no. 26 We’ve aimed to bring France to you in these difficult days when we can’t travel. There’s […]

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