Newsletter from France

Happy 14 July and bon weekend from football mad France!

Written by on July 14, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Happy 14 July and bon weekend from football mad France!

Bonjour! Hope you had a good week. Bonne Fête Nationale! Happy 14 July! It’s a national holiday in France, us English speakers call it Bastille Day but in France it’s called La Fete Nationale and they say “joyeux quartorze Juillet”. It’s a day for celebration, fireworks, parades, flea markets and of course food – long lunches […]

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Bon weekend newsletter from football mad France!

Written by on July 8, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend newsletter from football mad France!

Bonjour! Hope you had a good week. I don’t know about you, but I am not a massive football fan (I’m more a rugby kind of girl). It seems that I am a bit of a rarity, certainly in my little village in the middle of nowhere rural France. Last Saturday the other half disappeared […]

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Weekly newsletter from The Good Life France

Written by on June 30, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Weekly newsletter from The Good Life France

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. Here it’s been so sunny and warm I’ve hardly known which way to turn! To paint the shutters or paint the house? To weed the garden or to clear the paths? Painting the shutters is a marathon job, more than 30 of them to do, each has 4 […]

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The very best weekly newsletter from France

Written by on June 16, 2018 in Newsletter from France
The very best weekly newsletter from France

Bonjour! Hope you had a good week. I missed chatting to you last week, but I was rattling over cobblestones in Paris in a funky 2CV, visiting museums and exploring the city’s restaurants. I worked off the calories cycling and getting fit at the new Villages Nature Paris, a brand-new nature and holiday resort close […]

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Your ray of sunshine from stormy France newsletter!

Written by on June 3, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Your ray of sunshine from stormy France newsletter!

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. Here we’ve had every sort of weather except snow. Thunderstorms, hail stones, blazing sunshine and torrential rain – almost every day it’s been like this. The whole of France seems to have had this strange weather, with apparently three times the normal number of storms for May. I’m […]

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Your ray of sunshine from France!

Written by on May 26, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Your ray of sunshine from France!

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. This morning I got up at my usual time of 06.00, I’ve always been an early riser and I find writing in the quiet hours before everyone starts their day really suits me. I truly envy those who can sleep in though as sometimes I’d just like to […]

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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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