Bon Weekend from Strasbourg, France

Written by on May 18, 2019 in Newsletter from France

Bonjour

Hope you had a great week.

Life here has been somewhat topsy-turvy and full of first time experiences in the last couple of weeks. For one thing, an ornamental pigeon has adopted me. Seriously. This beautiful brown and white dappled bird with a pink tinge turned up in the garden a couple of weeks ago. It eats from the wild bird feeders and seems to live on the washing line (which isn’t entirely good as you can imagine). The poor thing has had a massive chunk taken out of the back of its head, but seems to get comfort from being there so, I guess the critter family has another member.

And, on my recent travels, I drove a Ferrari in Mulhouse (Alsace) at the private track at an awesome car museum. Anyone can book it, you have to pay but it’s probably the only time I’ll ever get to do it so I went for it. In a gentle way. Don’t tell anyone – I didn’t go over 55km per hour! But the engine sounds like a ferocious tiger so I was a bit “Driving Miss Daisy”.

I had a ride on a miniature train in Mulhouse at the incredible train museum, walked for miles and miles in Strasbourg because it was so pretty I couldn’t stop, and saw the oldest bottle of white wine in the world in an ancient wine cellar in a hospital car park! In Dijon I stood in the footsteps of Gerard Depardieu as Cyrano de Bergerac and went to a gingerbread shop where there was a loaf almost as big as me, plus discovered one of the best markets ever.

Of course, I will be writing about everything and the articles will be featured in the next issue of TGLF magazine which is totally free to subscribe to (you can do that via the current issue here).

Wishing you a very bon weekend
Bisous from sunny France,
Janine
Editor

ps top photo is Strasbourg, fairy-tale pretty…
pps join me on my upcoming trip to Dinan in Brittany through: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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