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The Good Life France Newsletter November 2013 (2)

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Well, we can certainly tell that Christmas is coming here at The Good Life France HQ – we’ve got Christmas articles galore going on to the website daily and our Christmas in France book is almost ready! We’re just waiting for a few key dates from Paris and we’ll send you a copy of the book – it’s free and it will have lots of details for what’s on all over France, lots of French Christmas traditions and some fabulous photos!

Expect it to ping into your in box very soon!

Win a Prize with Boutique Provencal – all you have to do is “Like” their Facebook Page and let them know what address to contact you if you win and you’ll go in a draw for a voucher to spend in their online boutique…

You could also win a copy of “Unravelled” – a romantic, historic tale set in WWI and spilling into WWII by Canadian writer Mary Tod – just write “Unravelled” on our Facebook page to go in the draw!

Rachel Khoo, the lovely TV chef (My Little Paris Kitchen and My Little French Kitchen) shared her adapted recipe for Kugelhopf and if, like me, you thought it was too hard to make, try this because Rachel has adapted the method so we can all make it!

Next Thursday is Beaujolais Day – what’s it all about?

Installing a microstation – our intrepid DIYer in France Donna Faulkner talks us through what’s involved when you choose this modern alternative to the septic tank (fosse septique) in France.

Kirsten Mackintosh goes to cake school – making the most beautiful cakes in Provence with a master chef.

Veni, Vidi, Vendée – we talk to an expat who gave up her career as a barrister in London to move to the Vendée to live a more tranquil life in France.

Top Tips for wine tasting in France from a new member of The Good Life France writing team – Rosemary Kneipp, an Aussie in France

Susana Iwase Hanson takes us on a tour of the enchanting chateau of Margui in Provence (photo above of the chateau in the snow).

Electrician in France Paul says “don’t be phased” if you find your property has 3 Phase electricity! He explains what it all means in layman’s terms.

The Dordogne is an area of outstanding natural beauty, Fiona Alderman shares her top ten things to do in Perigord Noir.

We look at the latest French styles for winter with fashion guru Ronald Duncan – edgy, bold and funky!

I find life in France can be illuminating when I realise that it’s not what you look at that matters – it’s what you see and I’m amused by my 85 year old neighbour’s reaction to the news that in Paris some restaurants put “ugly diners” at the back where they can’t be seen!

Wishing you all a very Bon Weekend from France,


Editor – Rédacteur en Chef

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