La Rentree in France

4 Sep

Monday 4 September signals la rentrée in France. I love this time of the year even though it means the summer is over. It’s when everyone returns to work, to school and normality after the long summer holidays and there’s a feeling of enthusiasm and joy in the air. Better yet, the shops are all […]

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Brilliant book nooks in Paris plus more newsletter from France

28 Aug

Bonjour I’m astounded to find that it’s almost the end of summer. How did that happen? I feel like it’s gone by in such a whirl this year, perhaps because I didn’t take a break. It’s been that sort of year for me. What with writing a book and getting it published which takes time, […]

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Ducks, Dordogne, Paris, Provence and southern France Newsletter

21 Aug

Bonjour Welcome to all new subscribers – I’m absolutely thrilled to meet you. A huge thank you to everyone who subscribes to this newsletter, I love writing to you! This week I managed to find a new forever home for 12 ducklings. I think I told you that record 46 ducklings were hatched by my […]

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Avignon Provence, a gorgeous chateau, moving to Paris and more newsletter from France

13 Aug

Hope your week was good and you’re having better weekend weather than me! We’ve had rain and thunder and lightning this week and it’s not feeling much like summer I can tell you. But, the garden is full of jewel like colours – and all the beautiful flowers and leaves are just too tempting to […]

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French Berets, yummy recipes, a saffron farming countess & news from France

8 Aug

Chez moi, we’re about to hit renovation mode and move on with a job that I’ve been longing to do – shutters! When we bought this old farm house it had rattling old windows which whilst pretty, did nothing to keep the cold wind out in the winter. They had to be replaced – all […]

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