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The key to happiness

Even before I ever thought I would live there, I used to daydream about living in France. Then when I knew it was a possibility that I was going to live there, I used to continue to entertain those daydreams. At...

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The Blue-eyed Boy

We’ve been having real Spring weather these last couple of weeks. In fact at the start of the week it was actually unusually warm for this time of year. The old ladies in the village keep saying...

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Man’s Best Friend

A  few people have asked about our dog, Charlie, who has been seen in a couple of the photos I have shared from various walks and adventures. Charlie is a beaut! I have to start the story a long way back. I...

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My Little French Obsession

Don’t worry, it’s not a dark and terrible secret! And I don’t think it could end up taking over my life! Although, having said that, stranger things have happened! Since the very first time I...

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The Earth Wept

We have returned to Burgundy since we spent a few wonderful days in Verdun with our friends. We don’t get to see them very often so it is always a treat! I have to say, in general I find Northeners very...

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An Ever So Slight Discrepancy

Coming from such a small country as Ireland, it never ceases to blow my mind that France is so huge, and the regions so diverse. We are lucky that we have friends that live in far-flung corners. When we lived in...

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Mardi Gras

While the rest of you on the home soil and elsewhere were competing to make the best pancakes in the universe, over here we were eating bugnes (pronounced boons with a J sound before the n!!!). These little...

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Not Your Regular Saturday Night

One of the things I love about living in the countryside in France is that I know quite a few food producers. We are lucky to be friends with some stallholders at our local market and this is worth gold when it...