Newsletter from France

Wishing you well from France…

Written by on March 22, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you well from France…

Bonjour I truly hope you and yours are well. What a difference a week makes. Since I last wrote to you, France has gone on full lockdown in a bid to halt the progress of the virus which is now impacting all of our lives on a global basis. The hope in France is that […]

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latest news newsletter from france…

Written by on March 15, 2020 in Newsletter from France
latest news newsletter from france…

Bonjour, and welcome to the March 14, 2020 newsletter from France. Now I would normally say I hope you had a good week, and of course I still hope that, but I know that many are worried about the COVID-19 situation, and many who have flights to and holidays booked in France are worried about […]

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Foot bump greetings from France

Written by on March 8, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Foot bump greetings from France

Soggy cockerels, walking dogs through waterlogged fields and cats who refuse to leave the house because they don’t like to get wet – that’s pretty much been my life this week. And not even any kisses to make it better. Thanks to the Coronavirus scare, even here in the middle of nowhere rural France, my […]

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Leap Year Traditions in France

Written by on March 1, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Leap Year Traditions in France

Bonjour and welcome to this week’s newsletter from France I hope you had a good week. Here we had some snow at last. It’s been a very warm, very wet winter compared to most years. But on Thursday morning I woke to the sound of chickens pecking at the window making sorrowful noises and when […]

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The Good Life France Newsletter – fun and inspiring

Written by on February 22, 2020 in Newsletter from France
The Good Life France Newsletter – fun and inspiring

Bonjour, I hope you had a good week. It’s been a regular winter week here but without the snow we usually get this time of the year. What’s a normal winter week? Well, it means keeping our wood fire going most of the day (we don’t have central heating). Making soup and stews on the […]

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Wild, wet and windy France

Written by on February 17, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Wild, wet and windy France

Bonjour, I hope you had a good week. Here, for the second week running, we had power cuts due to stormy weather. One lasted all day long so there was nothing for it but to light the candles and the fire and read (thank goodness for Kindles!) surrounded by cats and dogs. Fat Cat was […]

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Wishing you a bon weekend from blustery France

Written by on February 8, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you a bon weekend from blustery France

Bonjour, I hope you had a good week. Here, thanks to gale force winds, we had a power cut in the village last Saturday that went on all afternoon and well into the night. We played cards by candlelight in front of a roaring wood fire and talked about the “good old days” when people […]

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Weird laws in France and more newsletter!

Written by on February 2, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Weird laws in France and more newsletter!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Here it’s been super busy as I’ve been writing my second book. But now it’s finished, gone off to the publishers for printing and will be out in the spring. So, I’m back with the weekly letters and the daily chats on Facebook (did you see it was […]

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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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