Newsletter from France

Bon weekend from France where spring is on the way

Written by on February 23, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from France where spring is on the way

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am plotting and planning. As spring seems to be well and truly on the way, it’s time for me to think about getting on the road and researching places to write about and share with you. About a month from now I’m off to Versailles and […]

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Bon Weekend from a sunny spring-like courtyard in France

Written by on February 17, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from a sunny spring-like courtyard in France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Spring really seems to have arrived this week in my bit of rural France. There are buds on trees, a green haze over the forests, birds are returning and trilling out a beautiful chorus from the rooftops and bushes, the cats are lying in the sun in the […]

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Bon weekend from Paris…

Written by on February 9, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from Paris…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. This week I’ve been in Paris and what a time I’ve had – totally and utterly spoiled, and not only because I didn’t have to get up and feed chickens, ducks and geese, walk the dogs or provide maid service for the cats! I’ve been working on an […]

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Bon weekend from the best website about France!

Written by on February 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the best website about France!

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. I’m sitting in my pigsty office, where it’s toasty warm (it’s a tiny room so it’s easy to heat up!) looking at the pansies growing in my vertical wall garden in the courtyard. They’re still flowering even though they’re covered in snow. Actually, everything is covered in snow […]

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Bon weekend from snowy France!

Written by on January 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from snowy France!

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. We’ve had snow here in the north, including in Paris which has made the city turn into a sparkling Narnia! In the Seven Valleys where I am, we’ve had snow too, my dogs love to play about in the white powder that’s dusted the hills and paths. I’ve […]

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Comps, Cote d’Azur, win a week in a cottage in Carcassonne and more…

Written by on January 19, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Comps, Cote d’Azur, win a week in a cottage in Carcassonne and more…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Having said last week that winter has got distracted on its way to the Seven Valleys in northern France where I am, snow is on the way! There is an ancient farmer in the village whom everyone addresses as “Monsieur”, and he keeps a couple of old horses […]

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Bon weekend – the best newsletter from France!

Written by on January 12, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend – the best newsletter from France!

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Strangely the weather has been okay here. I’ve been seeing photos of snow in some parts of Europe as winter arrives, but there’s nothing like that in my bit of northern France. I keep reading that colder weather is on its way, (the Beast from the East some […]

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Bon Weekend from France land of cakes and temptation!

Written by on January 5, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from France land of cakes and temptation!

Bonjour Happy New Year – in France we say it all through January! I hope you had fun and a relaxing start to 2019. I’ve made my new year resolutions but it’s not going to be easy with all the boulangeries and patisseries I come across in France. It’s pretty much like “I’m going to […]

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Happy New Year from the middle of nowhere rural France

Written by on December 29, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Happy New Year from the middle of nowhere rural France

Bonjour Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Here it was a quiet Christmas as usual, not too much razzmatazz in the middle of nowhere rural France. Farmers carry on as normal, early mornings, milking cows, feeding livestock, though not much work in the fields as the ground is either frozen or sodden this time of […]

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Merry Christmas from the middle of nowhere France

Written by on December 23, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Merry Christmas from the middle of nowhere France

Hope you had a great week. Here Christmas is in full swing – quite literally as its been very windy and the inflated Father Christmases that everyone seems to love so much here are blowing in the gales. They hang from gutters, chimneys and windows, some are life-sized, some less so. They’re very odd, I […]

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