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French Fridays: Joyeux Noël

We’re in France this year, celebrating Christmas and New Year in our newly-renovated house that we’re operating as a vacation rental property. It’s an absolute pleasure being here this year because this time last year, it was in a very different state than it is now.  Without going into the (many) details, I’ll just say […]

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French Fridays: A la boulangerie

We’ve just arrived in France and after stocking up on all the essentials to drink, one of our first stops always has to be the boulangerie. In terms of great food experiences in France, the bakeries/ pâtisseries certainly rank right up there with eating in restaurants in my book. In fact, in some ways, a […]

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French Fridays: Tasting the stars!

T’is the season… for bubbles! One of the things I love most about the holidays is how people tend to drink a little more Champagne. Personally, I feel that Champagne should be enjoyed anytime of year, not just for special occasions –  I mean, it DOES go with everything! One of my favourite “side trips” […]

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French Fridays: our house in France

Those of you who were reading here in the summer of 2014 might remember that we came back from France with a bigger-than-usual souvenir, a house!  No, it’s not one of those “we fell in love with it and bought it on the spot” stories – I challenge anyone to purchase a house spontaneously in […]

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French Fridays: Tips for shopping at the markets in France

French Fridays. Probably amongst my favourite posts to write here on the blog.  If you have been reading here for any amount of time, you’ll know how much I love France so this has been a difficult week for me. From a text message from a friend last Friday night as I shopped, asking “Have […]

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French Fridays: Paris walking tours

Over the years, I’ve come to realise that one of my favourite ways to discover a city is to take a guided tour, preferably right at the start of my stay, so I can get my bearings and make notes of places I want to go back to!  “Guided tour” you say? Yes, yes, but […]

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