Wishing you a very bon weekend from France

Written by on March 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France

Chickens crossing a quiet country road in rural France on a sunny day

Bonjour,

Hope you had a great week.

First, thank you so much to everyone who emailed me last week with recommendations for favourite places to visit all over France – you’ve given me inspiration a-plenty for the whole year ahead! And if you dream of a holiday in France – don’t forget to enter our fabulous new competition where we’re giving away a week for up to 4 people. There’s a huge range of locations from the French Riviera to the Loire Valley and beyond – and the choice of where to go is yours! (click here for details on how to enter)…

Meantime, as I dream of travel and discovering new bits of France to fall in love with, it’s business as usual chez moi. Gregory Peck Jr my rooster is not well. I have had him for a very long time and he was no spring chicken when he came to me.

Jean-Claude, my sensible neighbour and long term farmer, thinks it is crazy that I get so upset at losing one of my birds. He’s never quite got over seeing me bawling my eyes out in the garden when Eaglet, my first ever cockerel, croaked. Or when I cried buckets over losing Belle the Duck, or the rabbits who got sick. Being an animal lover isn’t always easy.

“Oh la la” he says, quite kindly (though with one eye narrowed as if he’s thinking ‘just how mad is this English woman’?). “You can’t get upset over a dead chicken, what’s the point? Pop him in the pot and have done with”.

I’ve explained to him, I just can’t do it. I’ve tried and failed and I’m never trying again. You can take the girl out of London…

Wishing you a very bon weekend,
Bisous from France,
Janine
Editor

ps Top photo is chicken gridlock in my village!
pps Check out our photo of the week on Facebook, the most amazing umbrella installation in Paris!

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