Newsletter from France

Bon Weekend from Strasbourg, France

Written by on May 18, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from Strasbourg, 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 […]

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Bon weekend from a mad cat lady in France…

Written by on May 4, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a mad cat lady in France…

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. This week chez moi, a new cat moved in. Several months ago, a rather large cat turned up at the back door, alongside a number of waifs and strays which I feed. I can’t take them all in, I’m already enough of a mad cat lady, mad dog […]

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Happy May Day from France!

Written by on April 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Happy May Day from France!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Easter seems like ages away already, it went by in whirl for me as I grappled with a greenhouse kit at the weekend. The chickens observed the human activity with great curiosity and Barbie the blonde chicken decided to move into the old broken greenhouse now that its […]

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Happy Easter from France…

Written by on April 21, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Happy Easter from France…

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Both in France and around the world, people have been shocked and horrified by the terrible fire which ravaged the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. So much history has been witnessed by this grand dame known as the soul of the city and it was awful to […]

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Bon weekend from the wild west of France

Written by on April 13, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the wild west of France

Every day I walk the dogs around the hills and dales that make up the Seven Valleys where I live. On account of the fact that I am able to resist anything but temptation in the form of cakes, wine, cheese, bread, chocolate and a few more things, I’ve had to up my exercise this […]

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Bon weekend from the top website about France

Written by on April 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the top website about France

Hope you had a good week. This time last week I was walking my legs off in Versailles. Mon Dieu it is a huge chateau and grounds. This time of the year it’s relatively quiet and uncrowded, though the beautiful warm weather made sure that the gardens were filled with families out enjoying the sun. […]

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Bon weekend from Versailles…

Written by on April 1, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from Versailles…

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. I’m sending you this newsletter from Versailles where I’m spending a few days at the Chateau. Not living there (I wish!) but I’m doing an in-depth tour with a historian to discover its secrets and stories – join me on Instagram to see my photos and tales from […]

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French bread, a car rally and cossetted cats newsletter

Written by on March 16, 2019 in Newsletter from France
French bread, a car rally and cossetted cats newsletter

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. As I write this the Le Touquet car rally is going on outside. It’s an annual event which apparently kickstarts the rally season in France. It also shakes my pigsty/office, as what sounds like hundreds of drivers fling their cars down our little rue and round hairpin bends […]

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Weekly newsletter from France | Bon Weekend!

Written by on March 9, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Weekly newsletter from France | Bon Weekend!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Here, I thought maybe it was time to build an ark – the rain we’ve had! Thank you so much to everyone who sent such lovely messages about poor old Gregory Peck Jr the sick cockerel. I’m sorry to tell you that he has departed for a heavenly […]

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Wishing you a very bon weekend from France

Written by on March 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you a very bon weekend from France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. First, thank you so much to everyone who emailed me last week with recommendations for favourite places to visit all over France – you’ve given me inspiration a-plenty for the whole year ahead! And if you dream of a holiday in France – don’t forget to enter our […]

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