Newsletter from France

Bon weekend from the back of a motorbike in France…

Written by on September 16, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the back of a motorbike in France…

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. I’m sending you this newsletter from the back of a Harley Davidson as I’m on a road trip round the most northerly region of France. Join me on Instagram where I’ll be posting photos (and even a few videos) from the Chateau de Chantilly – where I’ll be […]

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Bon weekend from France | Chateaux, Dordogne & gluten free France

Written by on September 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from France | Chateaux, Dordogne & gluten free France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Here it feels like autumn is well on the way, there’s a chill in the air in the morning and at night, and the leaves are starting to turn golden in the trees. On my walk with the dogs this morning the signs for fall were clear, the […]

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Bon weekend from a cake shop in France

Written by on September 1, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a cake shop in France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Wow – where did August go?! Is it just me or did it seem to whizz by? Here in France we’re all gearing up for la rentrée – the return to work and school after the long summer holidays. You might think everyone would be a bit fed […]

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Bon weekend from a woodshed in the middle of nowhere, France…

Written by on August 24, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a woodshed in the middle of nowhere, France…

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. I missed chatting to you last week as I was on holiday in Brittany! It was my first holiday in several years and despite the rain most days – it was brilliant. I love Brittany with its glorious coastline and wonderful little villages and historic towns (you can […]

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Bon weekend from an ancient hamlet in France

Written by on August 10, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from an ancient hamlet in France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Traditions are held dear here in France. You only have to look at how popular singer Johnny Hallyday was (The French Elvis Presley) for almost 60 years. In fact he’s still popular despite sadly no longer being with us, his face adorns T-shirts everywhere and there are tribute […]

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Bon weekend from a hamlet in the middle of nowhere, France…

Written by on August 3, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a hamlet in the middle of nowhere, France…

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. It’s been quiet here in the 7 Valleys (far north of France), though that’s pretty normal. There was a flurry of excitement last Saturday night when each village unveiled its straw sculpture entry in the regional competition. There are about 20 villages which take part and it’s a […]

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Bon weekend from a hot pigsty in France

Written by on July 27, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a hot pigsty in France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Here it’s been sweltering as a heatwave has hit France and in my area, the top of northern France, Thursday was officially the hottest day on record and way hotter than in the south of France. My chickens dug holes all over the gardens and fluffed dirt all […]

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This week’s newsletter and a quackers tale

Written by on July 20, 2019 in Newsletter from France
This week’s newsletter and a quackers tale

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. For me life is all about writing right now. I’m writing the sequel to My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream and I’m hoping to be finished soon. I have many of you to thank for being in this position, everyone who bought my […]

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Bon weekend from summery France

Written by on July 7, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from summery France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Chez moi, I managed to fall off the doorstep in the back garden and sprain my ankle. To make matters worse I landed in a big dollop of duck poo left by Rambo the reluctant duck (he refuses to stay in the pen with the other boys, he […]

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Bon weekend from roasty toasty France

Written by on June 29, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from roasty toasty France

In the last 12 weeks I’ve spent 8 weeks on the road but I’m home now for a few months and I’ll be writing, writing, writing – about where I’ve been and what I’ve seen. And I can’t wait to share it all with you. I’m also on a mission to get my second book […]

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