The Good Life France

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Peyton Place Chicken Pen

As a poultry keeper, I’m always amazed by the antics of my birds. I have ducks, chickens and geese – they’re pets, not for the …

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A happy ending for a lonely duck

A couple of years ago now, we went through a torrid time in what is now called “The Year of 52 ducklings”. It was all …

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Insider tips to help you make friends with the locals in France

Making friends in France isn’t difficult I’ve found. They don’t care if my French is not great or I get my grammar all wrong. They …

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How to make friends in France | Entente Cordiale

“When I move to France I only want to have French friends”. This was a line in an email I received from a couple of …

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Reviews for My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh

When Lesley O’Mara of Michael O’Mara publishers in London emailed me to ask if I’d be interested in having my story published, I leapt at …

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Reasons to love France No 5 | Paris

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it …

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My Good Life in France by Janine Marsh | Coming to America

An email popped into my in box from my publishers the other day “You’re going to America”… Well they didn’t mean me exactly, they meant …

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Chicken Tales | A cat among the chickens

Sometimes I find more in the chicken pen than I expect. A while back I found a duckling, two hedgehogs and a cat… Ok, a …

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Renovating a house in France can be a never ending job

More than a decade after buying this old farmhouse to renovate in France, I was starting to think that at long last it may one …

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Chicken Tales | Summer lovin’ in the chicken pen

Summer in the Seven Valleys, Pas de Calais where I live in France is wonderful. We have plenty of blue sky days, the air is …

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