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All French men are rude

  “Well we’ve all heard it or read it somewhere haven’t we? “The French are so rude – and arrogant!”   My husband said this many …

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The perils of not speaking French and Churchill the pinscher

After we got Winston the cat and decided that I really like cats and my other half Mark really likes dogs we decided that one …

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My cat Winston

I’ve got three French cats or rather lodgers.  All three of them, Winston, ‘Enry Cooper and Loulou are ex-strays who now think they are the …

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Eaglet the confused chicken

When we moved to France I hankered after keeping chickens for eggs.  After a couple of years which were spent prioritising work on the house …

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Parterre gardens

Originating in France in the 16th century – parterre is a formal garden style consisting of planting beds, edged in stone or a single species …

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Le Festival des Soupes et des Pains (The Soup and Bread Festival) Montreuil-sur-Mer

It was the last Sunday in October and the clocks had gone back making us feel refreshed, and as we had time on our hands …

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Le Touquet Christmas

Le Touquet Christmas lights

Feeling a bit festive the week before Christmas, the team from The Good Life France took its own advice and visited Le Touquet to see …

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Growing garlic in France

The French word for garlic is ail and its well known that the French are partial to a clove or two, particularly in the south of …

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Franky’s Friterie – French fries folly

I came across a story on the web the other day about a 21 year old student in America who was so desperate for chips …

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La fête de la dinde – The festival of the turkey

The Good Life France team had a bird’s eye view today as turkeys ran wild through the streets of Licques. Actually, running wild might not …

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