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Bonnes Vacances Newsletter from France

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Bonjour from my corner of northern France where I’m now on holiday… sort of! The sun is shining and the garden is a warm and tempting place this time of year so I’m staying home instead of travelling.

I’m not sure how much of a holiday it’s going to be as last week Mad Duck had 8 ducklings and Tweety Pie the orphaned duckling and her bff Darcey Bussell (named after the British ballerina as this is a very elegant looking duckling!) still require daily tlc.

I’m sure I’ll be able to find time to get out and about and enjoy the sun at the lovely seaside resorts of the Opal Coast and also visit Lille for a cultural catch up. I’ll be popping into the local farms to see what new cheeses are being made and what cake and bread recipes are being created – and tasting them (in the name of research of course!). There are loads of festivals and events this time of the year and plenty of flea markets and street markets to visit so I won’t be short of fab things to do locally. And of course I’ll still be chatting away on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram… and finishing the Autumn issue of The Good Life France Magazine… a holiday did I say?!

Wishing you a very bon weekend
Bisous from France
Janine
Editor

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