Newsletter from France

Newsletter from France: weird driving rules & more

Written by on January 19, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Newsletter from France: weird driving rules & more

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Here I think the most exciting thing to happen is the placement of new plastic life-sized Jersey cows on a traffic roundabout near where I live. I’m really not sure if they are for the benefit of drivers or the real cows who are in the fields on […]

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Happy New Year from France…

Written by on January 5, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Happy New Year from France…

Bonjour Hope you had a great Christmas! Here, my animals were spoiled. The dogs got chews, the cats got toys and the chickens and ducks got treats. Everyone got a bit more chat and cuddle time on Christmas Day including Ronnie and Reggie, AKA the Kray cockerels. These beautiful brothers are inseparable and strut around […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from France…

Written by on December 21, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from France…

Bonjour I hope you had a great week. I can hardly believe how quickly this year has whizzed past, but here we are, almost at the end of it already! First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for subscribing to my newsletter, for the lovely emails you send me in […]

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Your weekly dose of fun from France!

Written by on December 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Your weekly dose of fun from France!

Hope you had a great week. Though I am now in crazy writing mode finishing my next book (hugs, wine and chocolate needed!), I managed to sneak off to the Gers region for a few days last week. Many of us call it Gascony but that name actually hasn’t been used since before the French […]

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Bon Weekend from chilly France

Written by on November 23, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from chilly France

Hope you had a great week. Can you believe, we had more chickens hatch this week. It’s only five weeks until Christmas, it’s freezing cold here in rural northern France, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when Barbara Streisand came plodding down the garden path with four fluffy babies early one very frosty morning this […]

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Bon weekend from foggy France

Written by on November 9, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from foggy France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here in my little office, which was once a pigsty, I’m trying to finish writing my next book which is scheduled to be published in spring or summer of 2020. So, for a couple of months, the newsletter will be every other week as I focus on the […]

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Bon weekend from a chicken mum in France…

Written by on November 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a chicken mum in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here it’s definitely feeling like winter is on the way, chilly nights, frosty mornings and cats that want to be laying in front of the wood fire in the house all day and all night. I love the turn in the weather in many ways though carrying buckets […]

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Bon Weekend from the Train Bleu restaurant Paris!

Written by on October 26, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from the Train Bleu restaurant Paris!

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Last week I ticked something off my bucket list – The Train Bleu restaurant in Paris. You’ll find it in Hall 1 at the Gare du Lyon train station and it certainly lived up to my expectations. This has to be the poshest train buffet in all of […]

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Bon weekend from a woodshed in France…

Written by on October 12, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a woodshed in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here it stopped raining for a few hours, long enough for us to get out the garden and stack the firewood – ten wet tons of it, from a sustainable forest nearby. The Wood Man, Monsieur L, likes to try to speak English to me and I like […]

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Bon weekend from an ‘ouse in France…

Written by on October 5, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from an ‘ouse in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am still thinking of building an ark as the rain in the north of France has been nothing short of biblical. At least the reservoirs, emptied by a long hot summer are now topped up, and my ducks have enjoyed it. Meanwhile impromptu English lessons continue […]

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