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Bon Weekend from France February 2016

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Bonjour

From a rather spring-like corner of northern France this week… but still no snow and no sign of it arriving either. In fact it’s been a very clement winter all round in this normally cold part of France and in my garden the daffodils are coming up next to the snow drops. What’s the betting that my next newsletter will say it’s been snowing?!

Now, I know Facebook isn’t perfect all the time but for me it has been a brilliant way to “meet” people – in fact several people I’ve got to know through the TGLF FB page are now friends and we’ve met for real! What I love about FB is being able to chat to people and share opinions and photos!  I promise you, I read every single comment and appreciate it so much and I’d just like to say a huge thank you for “friending” me on Facebook and for all your likes and comments.

It’s the time of the year when we all start to think about holidays and there are hundreds of great features on the website to inspire you but if you’re thinking of going somewhere and we haven’t featured it, feel free to drop me a line via the contact form and I’ll see what I can do.

I love to bring you stories that are slightly quirky or great fun so I hope you enjoy the selection I’ve chosen as highlights from the last two weeks, there’s loads more on the website though.

Wishing you a very bon weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Bisous from France
Janine

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Music in Paris – lunchtime concerts at the Musee d’Orsay: From October to May, every Tuesday you can listen to a lunchtime concert at this fabulous venue, music under the gaze of masterpieces (ticket price includes museum entry)…

Veules les Roses: Normandy’s chocolate box pretty little town in photos by artist Dawne Polis, you’ll want to va va voom to Veules when you see these lovely pics!

Dijon market: The covered market in Dijon, Burgundy was designed by Gustav Eiffel who was born there, so if it reminds you of the famous Tower – that’s why! It’s one of the best markets I’ve ever been to.

Volunteering with animals in France at LAARF: Les Amis des Animaux des Refuges en France are a group of expats who help out at animal refuges, they’re a fun bunch and if you’re an expat with time on your hands, want to make friends in France and would love to help animals – why not give them a try.

Review of Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athenee Paris: Peter Jones tries out the famous chef’s Paris venture, which has just received a third Michelin Star and finds out what a 500 Euro meal will get you…

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