Category Archives: Living In France

Its true, it does grow again.

I read one of those things about ¬†how to save money, one of them said cut the base of your celery, place it in water and it will grow again. Dubious, but tighter than a Breton, I thought I’d give … Continue reading

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A hidden corner of home.

A recent trip to see friends meant that I drove, without knowing beforehand, through a most wonderful valley, Les Gorges de la Meouge. To be fair, where my friends live is also pretty spectacular. After a fairly heavy first night … Continue reading

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Bi-lingual, to be, o no ser.

After having lived for nearly 15 years in France, the majority of them in a totally “French” lifestyle, I consider myself to be comfortable in the language. My social life is almost exclusively French, there are no non Frenchies that … Continue reading

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Something for the garden

I am very tempted to say this cost me nothing to make. The reality of course is that it didn’t, as all the bits and pieces used came from some project or other, although the lid of the cold frame … Continue reading

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French customer service

It can range from the truly ridiculous, to the ordinary. I know that with the exception of the good ol’ U S of A most people complain about the customer service they receive in their own countries, but I would … Continue reading

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Today is brought to you by the letter “O.”

One for the Francophones really. Today is the equivalent of pancake day in France. I was writing to the Laydee of the house using this modern day electronic wizardry earlier and she informed me that she would send a photo … Continue reading

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More bran needed I think.

I’m thinking one of my chooks isnt quite as, erm……. relaxed as the others.

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Miss Tiggywinkle

Was in the garden today and a little hedgehog stuck its nose out from under the chicken coop. I watched it for about 20 minutes before it finally headed back underneath, and I cursed myself for not having my camera … Continue reading

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The problem with forethought …

In fact, there are very few problems with forethought, many though with a lack of it. Its coming to the time when our fowl will go and see Tonton Laurent and come back wearing the latest line in clear plastic … Continue reading

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Musophobia

One of the more common fears, a fear of mice or rats. In my case I’ve no issue with mice, but their bigger cousin ….. They scare me more than dentists and the angry 5 foot Breton that lives here. … Continue reading

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