Newsletter from France

Bon weekend from my little French kitchen

Written by on January 16, 2021 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from my little French kitchen

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. This week it’s been raining cats and dogs in my bit of France. Or as the French say il fait un temps de chien – weather suitable for dogs. Whoever thought up that phrase certainly doesn’t know my dogs. Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Bruno and Churchill (here […]

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Cakes, contests and calendars – bon weekend from France…

Written by on January 9, 2021 in Newsletter from France
Cakes, contests and calendars – bon weekend from France…

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. Sometimes I sit down to write the newsletter and I think… hmm not much has happened this week in my tiny village of 142 people and 1000 cows. At least not anything of newspaper-worthy importance. I have no problem with this. I am happy that the […]

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Happy New Year from the middle of nowhere in France…

Written by on January 2, 2021 in Newsletter from France
Happy New Year from the middle of nowhere in France…

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well and that you had a good Christmas… In France we wish Happy New Year for a least six weeks after the new year starts – and I truly wish you a happy (happier) 2021. Usually New Year’s Eve in my village is marked by a party […]

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Merry Christmas from France newsletter…

Written by on December 19, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Merry Christmas from France newsletter…

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas where I am. The Mayor of our little village has turned the lights on outside the town hall and three little trees now twinkle at dusk. Madame Bernadette has put up a life size plastic inflatable Santa Claus […]

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Bon weekend from a Bread Man in France…

Written by on December 12, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a Bread Man in France…

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. It’s a little gloomy here in France to be honest but you probably all know this already so I won’t dwell on that but on the joyful things I find in life. Like Bread Man. Bread Man delivers to lots of little shop-less villages and hamlets […]

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The weekly update from The Good Life France

Written by on December 5, 2020 in Newsletter from France
The weekly update from The Good Life France

It’s got cold here in my part of rural France, walks with the dogs each day involve puddles and oodles of mud. The wind has been swooshing through the valley, ripping the last of the autumn leaves from the trees, and making barn doors rattle. Winter is coming. Christmas lights are starting to twinkle in […]

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The weekly update from a cat maid in France

Written by on November 14, 2020 in Newsletter from France
The weekly update from a cat maid in France

Bonjour I hope that you and yours are well. Here we’ve been nursing two sick kittens, Tigger and Pooh who joined us a few weeks ago. (Here they are on Instagram). We took them to the see our lovely local vet. He thinks we are a little crazy. We first met him when we found […]

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Happy Halloween from France

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Happy Halloween from France

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. Today is Halloween and I’m not sure we need to do anything this year for the occasion since I’ve been wearing a mask and eating sweets since March. However I have sorted bags of sweets for any kids that decide to brave the torrential rain to […]

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Bon weekend from a boulangerie in France

Written by on October 24, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a boulangerie in France

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. Here in my little pig sty where I spend most of the day writing or chatting on social media (honestly, I love it that I can talk to people all around the world!) it’s been a pretty busy week. I’m working on a special Christmas magazine […]

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Newsletter from France | Inspiration & a whimsical tale

Written by on October 18, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Newsletter from France | Inspiration & a whimsical tale

Bonjour, I hope that you and yours are well. This week the weather has been glorious, clear blue skies occasionally filtered through a soft mist, and early in the mornings sparkling frost covers everything. It’s been perfect weather for renovating and dog walking! We’re building a garage at the moment and we’re almost finished with […]

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