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How to fake speaking French in just one minute

Written by on February 15, 2018 in Guest Blogs
How to fake speaking French in just one minute

This might be just the thing for those of us who want to fake French with zero effort, well except for watching a 60 second video. Oliver Gee, an Australian journalist in Paris who runs a podcast called The Earful Tower shares his top tips for how to fake French and fool everyone (maybe)… Here’s […]

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Give us this day our daily bread in France | Les Porteuses de Pain

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Guest Blogs
Give us this day our daily bread in France | Les Porteuses de Pain

If you like bread, then when you’re in France you probably stop by the boulangerie every day to buy a baguette, croissant, or one of the other tempting treats that you will find inside. But if you were a bourgeois, or wealthy, family in the nineteenth or early twentieth century and lived in a town, […]

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My Good Life in France in pursuit of the rural dream house!

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Blog, My French House
My Good Life in France in pursuit of the rural dream house!

When I first set eyes on the run down, neglected and frankly horrible house I now call home, I never ever imagined that so many years later, I would still be working on it! It was a chilly day in February, sleet fell making everything look rather drab and bedraggled, a bit like how I […]

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Expats living the good life in Lot-et-Garonne

Written by on January 14, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
Expats living the good life in Lot-et-Garonne

Jane Vernon from Staffordshire UK, moved to France in 2005. Her first home was near Marmande, a tranquil town in the Lot-et-Garonne, southwest France. However, she recently moved to the town of Duras in the same area, with her four children. As an agent of Leggett Immobillier, the award-winning agency in France, her property portfolio […]

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A Pilgrimage To The Somme For British Family

Written by on December 18, 2017 in Guest Blogs
A Pilgrimage To The Somme For British Family

Some 20 years ago, after their mother died, brothers Roger and Doug Goodman from England, gained possession of 72 letters written in 1916 from the trenches of WW1 by their uncle Alec Reader to his mother – their grandmother. He was killed, aged 17, during the Battle for High Wood on The Somme.  He had […]

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Living the Expat Life in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, France

Written by on December 18, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
Living the Expat Life in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, France

  An insider’s view on life in the French Alps. You might say, that having lived in the French Alps for the last 15 years that Helen Watts, director and teacher at the Alpine French School in Morzine, Haut-Savoie, is living the dream, but has it all been plain sailing and what’s expat life really […]

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Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval a French castle made from pebbles

Written by on December 17, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval a French castle made from pebbles

Having visited many of the most loved and stunning French attractions over the years, my husband and I are always on the lookout for undiscovered, out of the way places, depending on our route.  By renting a car, navigating small roads and having a flexible itinerary, we allow for an easier access to unknown places. […]

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Make the most of the Alsace Wine Route

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Make the most of the Alsace Wine Route

The Alsace Wine Route The region of Alsace, in the northeast of France, has a reputation to uphold. It’s funny how you never tend to spend much time traveling in your own region, so as a resident of Alsace, I decided to spend a day exploring the Alsace Wine Route. Among the French community, this […]

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Father Christmas’ mean French assistant!

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Father Christmas’ mean French assistant!

I hope you were all more nice than naughty this year and that you will receive lots of lovely holiday gifts. Handing out presents to good little girls and boys is what Saint Nicholas does best, but what about those kiddies who couldn’t quite manage to be good? Misbehaving children in Europe have to be […]

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A Different View of Paris from river boats on the Seine

Written by on December 14, 2017 in Guest Blogs
A Different View of Paris from river boats on the Seine

When you take a river boat tour in Paris you find yourself looking up at buildings rather than directly at them. My boat tour took me between the French Statue of Liberty in the west to  the Jardin des Plantes in the east. There were nine stopping off points with landing stages during a complete […]

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