Newsletter from France

Bon weekend from a very early morning in France

Written by on November 17, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a very early morning in France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. This morning I was up way before the sun rose. I couldn’t sleep, I have no idea why, I’m off to Paris next week so perhaps it’s excitement! I made a cup of tea and headed out the garden to my little office in the pigsty to do […]

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Wishing you a bon weekend from France

Written by on November 10, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you a bon weekend from France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Here everything is about commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War this weekend. Everywhere I go in the north of France there are posters detailing remembrance events. Trees are adorned with poppy and cornflower coverings (you can see a photo here on my Instagram page). […]

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Bonjour from France

Written by on November 3, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bonjour from France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Here in my little corner of France, where the landscape still bears the scars of two world wars, there are preparations under way across the region to commemorate and honour the lost with a special vigil for Armistice Day 11 November 2018. And, if you’re in the area […]

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Bon weekend from a pigsty in France

Written by on October 27, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a pigsty in France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. This week we had good news in the village – sort of. We have no mobile phone signal and that is making people very tetchy. You can hardly bank or do anything online these days without getting a text message to confirm things and here, in the middle […]

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Bon weekend from the middle of nowhere France

Written by on October 20, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the middle of nowhere France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. The unseasonably warm weather is playing havoc with my head in the form of spiders. Really giant spiders. I’m not a fan of them, it’s my dad’s fault. He would run a mile if he saw one, screaming for my mum to come and deal with it. He […]

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Weekly update from rural France

Written by on October 13, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Weekly update from rural France

Back from my travels round France for a while – I’ve been to 9 cities and lots of villages in the last couple of months – it’s time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the middle of nowhere France. I love to walk the dogs (Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Bruno and Churchill), and here […]

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Bon Weekend from Angouleme, Charente, France

Written by on October 6, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from Angouleme, Charente, France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. I’m sending you this from Charente where I’ve been all week, researching for articles. I’ve visited Saintes, Cognac, tons of lovely little villages and I’m now in Angouleme, the capital of Charente, perched high up on a hill (the town that is, not me!). The weather has been […]

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Welcome to autumn and bon weekend from France

Written by on September 29, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Welcome to autumn and bon weekend from France

Bonjour and a great big bienvenue to all new subscribers – it’s great to meet you. I missed chatting to you last week but, I was gadding about in Bordeaux, Saint Emilion and then Le Mans – and what a surprise that was! I’ve always known it for the 24 hour Le Mans (who can […]

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Bon weekend and bises from France

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend and bises from France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Something strange has happened here. Well I think it is strange. Last year, after the “52 ducklings affair” in which my 6 ducks hatched a record number of eggs over the summer, I separated the boys from the girls. I managed to rehome most of the ducklings as […]

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Cupcakes and fab features in The Good Life France newsletter

Written by on September 1, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Cupcakes and fab features in The Good Life France newsletter

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Sorry to miss you last week, I managed to get a weekend off to visit Reims to go Champagne tasting and galivant about in the mountains amongst the vineyards where an early harvest was in progress. The grapes look amazing, several producers told me they thought this might […]

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