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Bonjour mes amies and amis,

Many of you may know that I am an animal lover with 6 cats, 3 dogs and 38 chickens, ducks and geese! Our friends at Vivara, Europe’s leading supplier of garden wildlife products, have reminded me that it’s time to think about helping wildlife so they are giving away a lovely wooden French peanut feeder and a bag of peanuts to one lucky friend of The Good Life France!  V

Last week I told you about the soup and bread festival at Montreuil-sur-Mer, held annually on the last Sunday of October, I’m sorry to say that the tourist office have just announced that this year it has been cancelled due to “technical issues”.

Next week I am off to Champagne and I promise you I’ll be thinking of you as I sip champagne and relish the sight of all those autumnal vineyards. Follow with me via Facebook and Twitter, I’ll be posting photos as I go…

Wishing you all a very bon weekend.
Bisous from France
Janine
Editor

Opera cake: The poshest cake in France? It could be, this delicious French gateau is not that old but it was named after the Paris Opera House and you can easily see why when you see them both together…

A wander through sublime Eze in Provence: Kisten Macintosh enjoys a walk in this quintessential Provencal town…

In Love in Paris video: When film photographer Nick sent us his 5 minute video of Paris we were amazed at how beautiful it is. If you’ve never been to Paris, this is how the city is at its best and if you have been, it will bring back memories…

A perfect Paris moment: I spent 24 hours in Paris and stayed in the perfect Paris hotel and discovered authentic every day Paris in the middle of tourist Paris…

Chinon in Photos: This lovely old town in the Loire Valley is picture postcard pretty as this photo gallery feature shows…

Moulin de Go: Susan Keefe visits an expat on a mission to save and restore the ancient Moulin de Go in the Pays de la Loire, a true labour of love…

Expat Crazy Cat lady: On my birthday last month a starving kitten turned up at the back door. Marvin, as we call him, has made a great recovery, here’s the update…

Expat in France story:  We talk to Beverly Smart from London, UK. She moved to Lagrasse, south of France in 1988 when she fell in love with a photo of it. She has never looked back and built a successful career as a fashion designer and is still enamoured with Lagrasse…

PHOTO CONTEST: Send us your photos of Christmas and winter in France to share with our Facebook friends. The top 5 photos will appear in our Christmas in France magazine due out in October and the photographers will win a prize. Post your photos to me on our Facebook page in the message or timeline section or via our contact form by email…

Competition Winners

Please would winners contact me via Facebook (timeline or message) or via the contact form on our website:
Perry Taylor’s lovely book “Petites Gasconneries” – Chantal Woods from Hobart Tasmania is the lucky winner! The book goes back in the draw if we don’t hear by 20 October 2014
Chetan Doina of Bucharest is the winner of House Of Zaronza by Vanessa Couchman. The book goes back in the draw if we don’t hear by 27 October 2014
Karen Swider Peterson from Phoenix Arizona has won Daughter of Catalonia by Jane Mackenzie
Commiserations to everyone else, the good news is that we have more great book prizes coming up very soon! 

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