French Findings

Life in France is more than foie gras, pinot noir and smelly cheeses.  In our French Findings we talk of cultural differences, the funny and the sad, the good and the bad, what we particularly love about France and some of the weird and wonderful things we have discovered being here.

Come and discover our French Findings…

Is it possible to be a vegetarian or vegan in France? We check it out here at PumpjackPiddlewick

France and vegetarian, let alone vegan, are not really synonymous. This is a culture that embraces all the food groups. Especially a lunch of the day (menu du jour) will include them all. So can you (easily) be a vegetarian in France? Well, I am not going to say itRead More →

Parisian Legacy is a tale of decades in France and England - a book review for the Vivre le Livre Book Club

I think I came across this book on Twitter. One of those it randomly pops up in your feed, so its hit or miss if you spot it, let alone pay any attention to it. But because I am always on the search for books set in France, *The ParisianRead More →

Do the French make New Years resolutions? We delve into the topic here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Making New Years resolutions is something I grew up around. But I hadn’t really thought, until now – Do the French make New Years Resolutions? And the answer is ‘mais oui’, yes they do. But they don’t call them ‘resolutions’. Rather they have ‘good intentions’. Bonnes intentions pour la nouvelleRead More →

How is Hannukah celebrated in France. Are the traditions the same? What is different? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Hannukah celebrations this year are from the 18th to 26th December (2022). I wrote about celebrating Hannukah originally in our Fab Findings from France Facebook Group. It was interesting to research the traditions as well as variations for France. And I decided to expand on it here in a blogRead More →