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Reasons to love France No. 7 by Carol Drinkwater

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Reasons to love France No. 7 by Carol Drinkwater

We talk to Carol Drinkwater, the award winning actress and author of several bestsellers including the much loved Olive Series, about her love of France… Where was your first visit to France? It is hard to remember now. I think it must have been when I was about ten and travelled with my parents to […]

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Newsletter from Burgundy France

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Newsletter from France, Weekly round up
Newsletter from Burgundy France

I missed you last week as I was gallivanting around beautiful Burgundy (above) and the gorgeous Jura region. I was visiting chateaux, staying in chateau hotels, tasting the local wines and eating too much delicious haute cuisine (there are some days when I have to pinch myself at how brilliant my job is). I’ll be […]

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Reviews for My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh

Written by on October 3, 2017 in My French Life
Reviews for My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh

When Lesley O’Mara of Michael O’Mara publishers in London emailed me to ask if I’d be interested in having my story published, I leapt at the chance. I mean, who wouldn’t! Lesley had seen a feature on me in the Financial Times, about how I’d given up the bright lights and mean streets of London […]

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The expat good life in Auvergne

Written by on September 12, 2017 in Expats in France, Living in France
The expat good life in Auvergne

Tim and Ingrid Bell moved from Lancaster, UK to Auvergne… They took over the Auberge de Chabanettes which  has a long and colourful history, a familiar landmark in this part of rural France for over 150 years. In bygone years, it served as a butchers shop, an abattoir and a petrol station, but never lost […]

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Reasons to love France No. 6 | Culture

Written by on September 8, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Reasons to love France No. 6 | Culture

Author Antony Mason shares his reasons to love France and though there are many, the culture, Paris and Ile de Re have a special place in his heart… Where was your first visit to France? Paris, or Maisons-Lafitte to be more precise. I was born in the UK but christened in the Anglican Church of […]

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Hidden highways of France

Written by on September 7, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Hidden highways of France

It is often said that to really get to know a place you must get off the main roads and take the quiet detours instead. This is especially true of France, where the main roads are so very efficient at whisking you through whole regions, and where the detours are truly quiet and have many […]

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Buying a house in the Pyrenees-Orientales

Written by on August 30, 2017 in Guest Blogs
Buying a house in the  Pyrenees-Orientales

10 years ago, we found it, the house of our dreams, and, from time to time, nightmares! Perhaps I should back up and explain where we were coming from. I had spent 30 years of my working life in the Pharmaceutical Industry, a job which had taken my wife and I, and our children, all […]

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Reasons to love France No 5 | Paris

Written by on August 29, 2017 in My French Life, Paris
Reasons to love France No 5 | Paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”  Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast It doesn’t just stay with you, you hanker after it forever more… What makes us fall in […]

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How to take a Velib bike ride in Paris

Written by on August 28, 2017 in Guest Blogs, Paris
How to take a Velib bike ride in Paris

On a warm sunny day, there’s no better way to get around Paris than with a Velib bike.  Bike friendly Paris has installed hundreds of Velib bike rental stations for locals and tourists alike. Author Michael Barry shares his bike riding in Paris experience… Velib bikes in Paris For a small daily or weekly fee, […]

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My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh | Coming to America

Written by on August 19, 2017 in My French Life
My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh | Coming to America

An email popped into my in box from my publishers the other day “You’re going to America”… Well they didn’t mean me exactly, they meant my book is being published in print (it’s already available as an ebook), but I can tell you I am no less excited about it. When I went on a […]

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