Newsletter from France

Bon Weekend from the Train Bleu restaurant Paris!

Written by on October 26, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from the Train Bleu restaurant Paris!

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Last week I ticked something off my bucket list – The Train Bleu restaurant in Paris. You’ll find it in Hall 1 at the Gare du Lyon train station and it certainly lived up to my expectations. This has to be the poshest train buffet in all of […]

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Bon weekend from a woodshed in France…

Written by on October 12, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a woodshed in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here it stopped raining for a few hours, long enough for us to get out the garden and stack the firewood – ten wet tons of it, from a sustainable forest nearby. The Wood Man, Monsieur L, likes to try to speak English to me and I like […]

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Bon weekend from an ‘ouse in France…

Written by on October 5, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from an ‘ouse in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am still thinking of building an ark as the rain in the north of France has been nothing short of biblical. At least the reservoirs, emptied by a long hot summer are now topped up, and my ducks have enjoyed it. Meanwhile impromptu English lessons continue […]

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Bon weekend from a bread van in France…

Written by on September 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a bread van in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am thinking of building an arc. The rain has been almost non-stop and my animals are not impressed. Since the baby chickens were born almost three months ago they’ve pretty much enjoyed constant sunshine. Now they are huddled under the terrace avoiding the wet stuff, as […]

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Bon weekend from under a plum tree in France

Written by on September 21, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from under a plum tree in France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. I have had an adventure I can tell you. I’d been asked to help make a film about my favourite region of France – Hauts de France which is made up of the departments of Pas de Calais, Nord and Picardy. But before I even got to get […]

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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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