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Bon weekend from foggy France

Cakes in a bakery store in France, dozens and dozens of cakes laid out in rows


Hope you had a great week.

Here in my little office, which was once a pigsty, I’m trying to finish writing my next book which is scheduled to be published in spring or summer of 2020. So, for a couple of months, the newsletter will be every other week as I focus on the book. I’ll still be putting new content on the website daily – and every day I’ll be on Instagram where I mostly share photos of my day-to-day life including my travels (I’m off to Gascony soon to find out about Armagnac), chickens, cats, dogs and other animals. And I’ll be on Twitter and Facebook each day sharing features and photos from France.

It’s almost seven years to the day since I started this blog. It began as a way to keep in touch with friends and family while I was renovating my horrible, run-down old barn in rural France and working crazy hours trying to make it watertight for winter. I had absolutely no idea that the blog would become an all consuming passion and lead me to making more friends than I could ever have dreamed of. Thank you so much for all of your support, for subscribing to the newsletter, reading and sharing my articles on the website and the magazine and friending me on social media (I promise you I read every single comment and reply to as many as I can)…

Thank you too, to everyone who wrote to me last week after I asked if there’s anything you’d like to see on the website that isn’t there already? So many fabulous ideas – if I haven’t got around to thanking you yet, I’m sorry but I will get there, I’m working through all the emails and logging all the recommendations and tips!

Meanwhile I’m busy getting all the Christmas content on the website: Christmas markets all over France, what to do in Paris on Christmas Day, where to see the best Christmas lights – and tons more. It still feels to me like Christmas is a long way off but – it’s only 8 weeks away!

Wherever you are, whatever you have planned, I wish you a very bon weekend…

Best wishes and bisous from foggy France…
Author of My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream | In Pursuit of the Rural Dream …

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