Newsletter from France

Bon weekend from a pigsty in France

Written by on October 27, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a pigsty in France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. This week we had good news in the village – sort of. We have no mobile phone signal and that is making people very tetchy. You can hardly bank or do anything online these days without getting a text message to confirm things and here, in the middle […]

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Bon weekend from the middle of nowhere France

Written by on October 20, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from the middle of nowhere France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. The unseasonably warm weather is playing havoc with my head in the form of spiders. Really giant spiders. I’m not a fan of them, it’s my dad’s fault. He would run a mile if he saw one, screaming for my mum to come and deal with it. He […]

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Weekly update from rural France

Written by on October 13, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Weekly update from rural France

Back from my travels round France for a while – I’ve been to 9 cities and lots of villages in the last couple of months – it’s time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the middle of nowhere France. I love to walk the dogs (Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Bruno and Churchill), and here […]

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Bon Weekend from Angouleme, Charente, France

Written by on October 6, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon Weekend from Angouleme, Charente, France

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. I’m sending you this from Charente where I’ve been all week, researching for articles. I’ve visited Saintes, Cognac, tons of lovely little villages and I’m now in Angouleme, the capital of Charente, perched high up on a hill (the town that is, not me!). The weather has been […]

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Welcome to autumn and bon weekend from France

Written by on September 29, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Welcome to autumn and bon weekend from France

Bonjour and a great big bienvenue to all new subscribers – it’s great to meet you. I missed chatting to you last week but, I was gadding about in Bordeaux, Saint Emilion and then Le Mans – and what a surprise that was! I’ve always known it for the 24 hour Le Mans (who can […]

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Bon weekend and bises from France

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend and bises from France

Bonjour Hope you had a great week. Something strange has happened here. Well I think it is strange. Last year, after the “52 ducklings affair” in which my 6 ducks hatched a record number of eggs over the summer, I separated the boys from the girls. I managed to rehome most of the ducklings as […]

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Cupcakes and fab features in The Good Life France newsletter

Written by on September 1, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Cupcakes and fab features in The Good Life France newsletter

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Sorry to miss you last week, I managed to get a weekend off to visit Reims to go Champagne tasting and galivant about in the mountains amongst the vineyards where an early harvest was in progress. The grapes look amazing, several producers told me they thought this might […]

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Bonjour and bon weekend from France, August newsletter

Written by on August 19, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bonjour and bon weekend from France, August newsletter

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. We’re still in lazy mode here in France – it’s an August thing. When I say “we” I don’t mean me and the other half. No such thing as lazy in this house! We live in hope of one day waking up in the morning and thinking “ooh no […]

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Bon weekend from a rooftop in France!

Written by on August 11, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a rooftop in France!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week! I have spent most of it up in the air – on the roof! I’m not good at heights but there are times when I have to just suck it up buttercup. This week has been one of them. Mark, my other half does the really high bits, […]

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Bon weekend from a very tranquil village in France!

Written by on August 4, 2018 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a very tranquil village in France!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week! I am not quite sure where my week went – it seemed to whizz by. It was way too hot to be working on the roof, the paint practically boiled within seconds of being applied so the shutters got shelved and the garden is looking so thirsty I […]

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