Newsletter from France

Weekly newsletter of the best of France

Written by on May 23, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Weekly newsletter of the best of France

Bonjour from France! We’ve had such good weather where I am that it’s been possible to crack on with the renovation at quite a pace. It’s looking like half building site and half lovely rustic French farmhouse in the front now. After 14 years of dreaming of blue shutters, roses and a pretty gate I’m […]

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Bonjour from a buzzy week in France!

Written by on May 13, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bonjour from a buzzy week in France!

Hope you had a good week. Something strange happened here. I was sitting in my little pigsty writing away (there are no pigs in here now, it’s been rebuilt as a little office for me). I was writing about beautiful Burgundy and its dreamy chateaux (coming up in next issue of the Magazine). It was […]

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May Newsletter from France

Written by on May 6, 2018 in Newsletter from France
May Newsletter from France

Bonjour from sunny France! Hope you had a good week. Here where I am, the whole place seems to be a hive of activity. Last July, a freak hail stone storm hit a tiny pocket of the Seven Valleys where I live, including my village. The hail stones were bigger than cricket balls and caused […]

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Escape to the chateau newsletter from France

Written by on April 29, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Escape to the chateau newsletter from France

Bonjour from France! Hope you had a good week. Chez moi, work continues on the renovation of the house. The weather has been kind so it’s all outdoor stuff. There are 15 pairs of shutters to paint, walls to build and gates to hang. I’m looking forward to that bit, I salvaged two old gates […]

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Woohoo and sunshine from France

Written by on April 21, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Woohoo and sunshine from France

Here in France the weather has been absolutely superb, blue skies with no clouds, warm sunshine, blossom everywhere, bees flitting and cuckoos calling. That can only mean one thing in my house – time to get the cement mixer out! It might be perfect weather for a picnic but chez nous, it’s also ideal for […]

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April newsletter from France

Written by on April 7, 2018 in Newsletter from France
April newsletter from France

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. I was supposed to be sending this newsletter from Aubusson in Limousin. I was going there to discover more about the JRR Tolkien tapestries being woven over the next few years – they are going to be absolutely beautiful (I’ve seen the patterns!). But, France is in the […]

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Happy Easter from France Newsletter

Written by on April 1, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Happy Easter from France Newsletter

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. I had quite an exciting time I can tell you! I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Calvados, a department in Normandy that’s famous for making… Calvados! It’s a type of apple brandy and I’ll be writing more about it but basically it is a liqueur […]

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Spring has sprung Newsetter from France!

Written by on March 28, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Spring has sprung Newsetter from France!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. In my little corner of France spring has sprung and that means time for a tidy up. The Mayor asked everyone to join a “clean the village campaign” and to my surprise almost half the inhabitants turned up last Sunday morning to get involved. We were told to […]

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Brrr from freezing France weekly newsletter

Written by on February 25, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Brrr from freezing France weekly newsletter

  Bonjour Hope you had a good week. So, last week I said spring is coming, of course it is, it’s inevitable, but Mon Dieu, it’s taking its time, this week has been so cold. Next week will be worse if we can believe the weather forecasts. In Paris they are saying it will reach […]

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Keep calm. Spring is coming newsletter.

Written by on February 18, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Keep calm. Spring is coming newsletter.

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. It’s been a noisy old week in my village. The snow disappeared rapidly and suddenly the place became a hive of activity. The men laying a new road came and finished the job and the roofers turned up to mend my neighbour’s house. This is somewhat unusual in […]

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