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Winner winner chicken dinner

When, out of the blue, I received a message from the American Library in Paris informing me that my book had been nominated for their …

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Favourite villages of the French 2022

Every year I look forward to the TV Show Village préféré des Français – the favourite village of the French, presented by the likeable Stéphane …

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The good life France in April

  With spring in full swing, in April, our thoughts in this rural part of northern France turn to wood. I don’t mean literally of …

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Life in France in March

Whenever friends or family come to stay, they’re a bit taken aback at how busy my life is in rural northern France. “We thought you’d …

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Life in France in February

In the far north of France where I live in the lovely Seven Valleys, by the time February arrives, we’re usually feeling a bit soggy …

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Life in France in January

Every year it’s the same in my little village in the Seven Valleys, northern France. Madame Bernadette who lives at the bottom of the hill …

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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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