Newsletter from France

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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La Rentree in France

Written by on September 4, 2017 in Newsletter from France
La Rentree in France

Monday 4 September signals la rentrée in France. I love this time of the year even though it means the summer is over. It’s when everyone returns to work, to school and normality after the long summer holidays and there’s a feeling of enthusiasm and joy in the air. Better yet, the shops are all […]

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Brilliant book nooks in Paris plus more newsletter from France

Written by on August 28, 2017 in Newsletter from France
Brilliant book nooks in Paris plus more newsletter from France

Bonjour I’m astounded to find that it’s almost the end of summer. How did that happen? I feel like it’s gone by in such a whirl this year, perhaps because I didn’t take a break. It’s been that sort of year for me. What with writing a book and getting it published which takes time, […]

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Ducks, Dordogne, Paris, Provence and southern France Newsletter

Written by on August 21, 2017 in Newsletter from France
Ducks, Dordogne, Paris, Provence and southern France Newsletter

Bonjour Welcome to all new subscribers – I’m absolutely thrilled to meet you. A huge thank you to everyone who subscribes to this newsletter, I love writing to you! This week I managed to find a new forever home for 12 ducklings. I think I told you that record 46 ducklings were hatched by my […]

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Avignon Provence, a gorgeous chateau, moving to Paris and more newsletter from France

Written by on August 13, 2017 in Newsletter from France
Avignon Provence, a gorgeous chateau, moving to Paris and more newsletter from France

Hope your week was good and you’re having better weekend weather than me! We’ve had rain and thunder and lightning this week and it’s not feeling much like summer I can tell you. But, the garden is full of jewel like colours – and all the beautiful flowers and leaves are just too tempting to […]

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French Berets, yummy recipes, a saffron farming countess & news from France

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Newsletter from France
French Berets, yummy recipes, a saffron farming countess & news from France

Chez moi, we’re about to hit renovation mode and move on with a job that I’ve been longing to do – shutters! When we bought this old farm house it had rattling old windows which whilst pretty, did nothing to keep the cold wind out in the winter. They had to be replaced – all […]

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Brilliant B&Bs and top towns to visit in France

Written by on August 5, 2017 in Newsletter from France
Brilliant B&Bs and top towns to visit in France

I’ve been looking at houses in France, I can’t help it! I love my little farmhouse but, there are so many gorgeous properties on the market to tempt me. And some of you too it seems! I’ve had lots of emails from people asking for help not quite knowing where to start looking in their […]

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Creme Brulee Day, fabulous French towns and loads more

Written by on August 5, 2017 in Newsletter from France
Creme Brulee Day, fabulous French towns and loads more

This week I found a duckling that had been abandoned, it was prematurely born with hardly any feathers and couldn’t walk as it had very weak legs. You know what a sucker I am for an animal so I took it home and held it for hours, I didn’t think it would make it but […]

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Walking on the high side in France

Written by on August 5, 2017 in Newsletter from France
Walking on the high side in France

I learned a new French expression recently: Tenir le haut du pavé. It means to succeed in life but its literal translation is to walk on the high side of the pavement. What’s that all about I thought to myself. Well the saying dates back to the middle ages. In French towns, waste water (and […]

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