Newsletter from France

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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Bon weekend from France where spring is on the way

Written by on February 23, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from France where spring is on the way

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am plotting and planning. As spring seems to be well and truly on the way, it’s time for me to think about getting on the road and researching places to write about and share with you. About a month from now I’m off to Versailles and […]

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Bon Weekend from a sunny spring-like courtyard in France

Written by on February 17, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from a sunny spring-like courtyard in France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Spring really seems to have arrived this week in my bit of rural France. There are buds on trees, a green haze over the forests, birds are returning and trilling out a beautiful chorus from the rooftops and bushes, the cats are lying in the sun in the […]

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Bon weekend from Paris…

Written by on February 9, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from Paris…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. This week I’ve been in Paris and what a time I’ve had – totally and utterly spoiled, and not only because I didn’t have to get up and feed chickens, ducks and geese, walk the dogs or provide maid service for the cats! I’ve been working on an […]

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Bon weekend from the best website about France!

Written by on February 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the best website about France!

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. I’m sitting in my pigsty office, where it’s toasty warm (it’s a tiny room so it’s easy to heat up!) looking at the pansies growing in my vertical wall garden in the courtyard. They’re still flowering even though they’re covered in snow. Actually, everything is covered in snow […]

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Bon weekend from snowy France!

Written by on January 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from snowy France!

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. We’ve had snow here in the north, including in Paris which has made the city turn into a sparkling Narnia! In the Seven Valleys where I am, we’ve had snow too, my dogs love to play about in the white powder that’s dusted the hills and paths. I’ve […]

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Comps, Cote d’Azur, win a week in a cottage in Carcassonne and more…

Written by on January 19, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Comps, Cote d’Azur, win a week in a cottage in Carcassonne and more…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Having said last week that winter has got distracted on its way to the Seven Valleys in northern France where I am, snow is on the way! There is an ancient farmer in the village whom everyone addresses as “Monsieur”, and he keeps a couple of old horses […]

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Bon weekend – the best newsletter from France!

Written by on January 12, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend – the best newsletter from France!

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Strangely the weather has been okay here. I’ve been seeing photos of snow in some parts of Europe as winter arrives, but there’s nothing like that in my bit of northern France. I keep reading that colder weather is on its way, (the Beast from the East some […]

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