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bon weekend from france

The sun has been out all week in my part of France – the birds are singing, trees are blossoming and the sky is blue.  That’s good news for the Pink Bra Bazaar team in Paris, they promote good health for women in the fight against breast cancer and their charity is hosting a bra toss in Paris on Sunday 16th March. Yes you did read that right! They want as many people as possible to join them at 15h in Paris at the Esplanade du Trocadero in front of the Eiffel Tower where dozens of Burlesque dancers, a musical director and choreographer will coordinate a dance to the sound of “Happy”. It promises to be a lot of fun so if you’re around – drop in and join in!

More details here: Pink Bra Bazaar

Here at my old house in France I’ve been nursing a sick chicken! The poor thing has hurt her leg so she’s been in the chicken infirmary (AKA a dog cage!) and I’ve been spoiling her with little titbits all week. My three dogs are loving this weather – on our morning walk they are so joyful as they run around the fields regardless of the muck that’s been spread in anticipation of the crops to be grown! My five cats are very happy with this lovely warmth and spend all day lying in the sun with an occasional game of chase.

Long may this weather last because I’ve got a fair bit of travel coming up and I’ll tell you more about that soon.

Don’t forget we’re holding a writing competition, submit a 1000 word post about France and you could win a 10 week online creative writing course – a brilliant prize.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy the fabulous articles we’ve published this week. We post every day, there’s always something new to read and we’d love you to share your favourite stories (there are share buttons at the end of every feature).

With best wishes,

Bon weekend!
Janine Marsh, Editor

Top 5 features this week:

Barge Cruising in Burgundy – expert barge lady Ellen Sack tells us why she loves to cruise on the beautiful Burgundy canal…

Improve your French language skills by travelling solo – Adrienne Erin says it may not be for everyone to travel solo but it certainly can help you speak French better!

Sarlat market Day – I went to Sarlat in February and was lucky enough to experience Sarlat market – and it is in a wonderful experience with its truffle market, indoor market, colourful market stalls and all manner of deliciousness!

Amazing Food Experiences – Still in Sarlat I was invited to lunch – not just any old lunch, a 6 hour long, 15 course lunch with 797 other diners. This is one of the most amazing food experiences I have ever had.

Kite Festival Berck-sur-Mer – The annual International Kite Festival at Berck is a very special event and on even number years – more so, as that’s when this little seaside resort on the Opal Coast hosts the Kite World Championships. 20,000 kites in the sky is a memorable sight and the championships make for awesome displays by teams from all over the world. Just 45 minutes from Calais – this is one event you shouldn’t miss if you can help it (April 12-21, 2014).

Don’t miss:

Kathe Lison Interview and review of The Whole Fromage – a fabulous book about… cheese! Full of anecdotes, history and weird and wonderful cheese facts as US author Kathe seeks cheese knowledge in France.

Driving for the first time in France –  Gill Baconnier, a British expat in France talks about her experiences driving in France!

How to watch British TV in France – Many expats yearn to be able to keep up with the news or their favourite programmes from home but it can sometimes seem a difficult ask. This company has helped thousands of expats from all over the world to watch their home programmes whilst in another country and they may be able to help you. (They’re offering a 30% discount to The Good Life France readers too!)

5 of the best soup recipes to make at home – Classic French and authentic recipes for soup that you can make at home to add a little oh la la to your weekly menus!

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