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Reasons to Love France No. 2 | French Cheese

Written by on May 12, 2017 in Gastronomy, My French Life
Reasons to Love France No. 2 | French Cheese

There’s something about the cheeses of France that seduces and entices all cheese lovers. It doesn’t matter that other countries produce delicious cheeses, more cheeses, different cheeses. French cheese has that certain je ne sais quoi. Why French cheese is so special Take Camembert for example, or Brie… or Reblochon, Munster, Maroilles, Comte, Roquefort – […]

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How Do French Women Stay Slim

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Gastronomy, My French Life
How Do French Women Stay Slim

French women are famous for being able to achieve and retain a slim physique. Well I can tell you, I live in France, and not all women are slim. But, statistically French women are slimmer than British and American women – so how do they do it? Is it iron will power? Is it a […]

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Interview with an Expat in France | Haute Vienne

Interview with an Expat in France | Haute Vienne

We talk to Jacqui Wood from the UK who now lives and works in the lovely Haute-Vienne region, north-west France. It’s an area of forests and lakes, unspoiled countryside and picturesque villages as well as the lovely city of Limoges, famous for its porcelain production. Jacqui and her husband Mark, a former London policeman before […]

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Mum to wild chicken chicks

Written by on May 5, 2017 in My French Life
Mum to wild chicken chicks

The Seven Valleys area in northern France is a little corner of Paradise. It’s not very well known to tourists though it deserves to be because the countryside is lush and beautiful and there are picturesque, historic towns and some wonderful restaurants. It’s unspoiled, authentic rural France at its best. It’s a region that’s peppered […]

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Chateau Hopping in the Loire Valley

Chateau Hopping in the Loire Valley

France is the most popular tourist destination in the world and there’s good reason. For a start there’s Paris, Nice, beaches, vineyards, medieval towns, picturesque villages and a whole lot more. There’s something for everyone here. We asked Expat Dating France to tell us one of their favourite things that’s fun for everyone and they […]

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Reasons to Love France No. 1 | French Bread

Written by on April 30, 2017 in Gastronomy, My French Life
Reasons to Love France No. 1 | French Bread

There are thousands of reasons to love France but without a doubt, for most of us, bread is definitely up there at the top of the list! The French are a country of bread lovers and you’ll find brilliant boulangeries everywhere, in cities and towns and the smallest of villages. Often the  baker will proudly display a […]

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Classic French Dinner Party – The Easy French Way

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Gastronomy, Guest Blogs
Classic French Dinner Party – The Easy French Way

Before I moved to France, I thought that French dinner parties were formal affairs with too many forks.  I imagined elegantly dressed people sipping Champagne and discussing Molière.  And with all those complicated courses, I figured it must take days to prepare the food. Then I met actual French people and learned that it’s not like […]

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My Good Life in France

Written by on April 22, 2017 in My French Life
My Good Life in France

I’ve gone and written a book about my life in France! It all began on a dismal day in February when I left London with my husband to take my Dad to buy some wine in France on a day trip.  When my Mum died my Dad would drink a bit too much whisky at […]

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The Lavender Fields of Provence

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs
The Lavender Fields of Provence

Take a deep breath and let the scent of lavender indulge your senses when you’re in Provence in the summer. Here the lavender fields symbolize the local history and beauty of this lovely area. “Lavender is the soul of Provence”, so said famous French author Jean Giono whose books were often set in Provence. The lavender flowering […]

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The allure of the Haute-Savoie

Written by on April 19, 2017 in Guest Blogs
The allure of the Haute-Savoie

Annecy … which breaks the heart in your bosom, it is so beautiful.” (Mark Twain) A bit of an exaggeration, I’ll admit. After all, my husband and I were living in suburban Melbourne (not outback Australia) with our three children when we surmised that a little virage to France might be the go. I don’t […]

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