Newsletter from France

Bon weekend from summery France

Written by on July 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from summery France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Chez moi, I managed to fall off the doorstep in the back garden and sprain my ankle. To make matters worse I landed in a big dollop of duck poo left by Rambo the reluctant duck (he refuses to stay in the pen with the other boys, he […]

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Bon weekend from roasty toasty France

Written by on June 29, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from roasty toasty France

In the last 12 weeks I’ve spent 8 weeks on the road but I’m home now for a few months and I’ll be writing, writing, writing – about where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. And I can’t wait to share it all with you. I’m also on a mission to get my second book […]

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Bon weekend from a traveller in France

Written by on June 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a traveller in France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Lat week I was in lovely Toulouse (where I met a Minotaur – a mythical beast that’s half man/half bull) and enchanting Montpellier (where I met the Mayor) checking out the best things to do to share with you. I have to tell you – I really love […]

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Bon Weekend from stormy France

Written by on June 8, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from stormy France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week and a great big welcome to new subscribers – I’m delighted to meet you, and a warm re-bonjour to longterm friends here… This week I’ve been in Charente-Maritime, lovely La Rochelle, the exquisite island of Ile de Ré – where the colourful hollyhocks were out alongside the poppies […]

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Bon weekend from Dinan in France

Written by on June 1, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from Dinan in France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. I’ve been in Brittany all week and I think the rain clouds followed me about much of the time! It was unusually damp for this time of the year but it didn’t matter, Brittany is gorgeous. I toured the Pink Granite coast and then took a detour to […]

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Wishing you a bon weekend from France…

Written by on May 25, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you a bon weekend from France…

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Summer is well and truly on the way here in the middle of nowhere – at least that’s what my neighbour Marie-Claude says. At almost 90 years old she is as spritely as a woman half her age and as thin as a reed despite her favourite snack […]

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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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