French Findings (Page 2)

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…

What's all the fuss about French Markets? PumpjackPiddlewick

You may have noticed that any cooking show about food and France always shows someone shopping in a French market. Sniffing veg, squeezing fruit and generally making out that this is Ah-maaa-zing. But is it? Now I am a foodie. Yup, I love food. But not just to eat, toRead More →

Discovering the French scarf at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have never owned much jewelry, but those items I do own are very precious to me. Not for their value, but for their memories. Since living here in France, I have come to realise I rarely wear any of my jewelry any more. Rather, the French scarf has takenRead More →

Exploring misconceptions about France with PumpjackPiddlewick

We manage a Facebook group about France and get asked regularly about stereotypes and misconceptions. There are truly a lot of outdated if not completely untrue myths about France and the French people. We have even encountered it ourselves in travel wise friends. A while ago, we had people visit,Read More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

It had to be. You move to France, you’re learning French and you get a cat, so it would be required for someone to give you a little book called French for Cats. Like I said, it had to be. After all, your cat has to learn to understand FrenchRead More →