Life in France

Life in France is … different.

We moved to France primarily to make wine, and then we fell in love. Not just with each other, that has been on-going, but with the country.

Having taken up residence in our new life, we are endeavouring to learn. And there is lots to learn. Learn French, learn the culture, learn how to restore a house, how to grow our own food, how to make cool things (preferably with pallets – a Piddlewick favourite) … the list goes on, and all whilst enjoying French food and wine. It’s (not) a harsh life.

Come and explore life in France with us with a taste of some French Findings

French Dirt – A bon livre review

I read ‘French Dirt – The story of a garden in the south of France’, by Richard Goodman, in the month of August. The same time as the culmination of the story. Sitting in my French garden, hence the inspiration to read, I enjoyed the stories surrounding the inhabitants ofRead More →

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Our Village Fête

Our village held its annual fête recently, a wonderfully, traditional 3 day long event. Called the Fête Patronale. It included parades, rifle marksmanship competitions, petanque, fair ground rides for kids and even a flea market. The occasion began in 1427 as a bird shooting competition, hence the rifle marksmanship. ThisRead More →

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Visiting a Vide Grenier

Like many people, I love to visit garage sales (in USA), car boot sales (in UK) or flea markets. Here in France they are called a ‘vide grenier’. It literally translates as ’empty attic’. But what makes them different then the American or UK counterpart is that the whole townRead More →

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Is French Life Better? 10 Reasons Why We Like France

We have just passed our 3rd year anniversary of living in our restoration home here in France. It got me to thinking, do I miss our life in the UK? The answer, is sometimes. Or rather, some things. We miss pubs, curry’s and being able to walk into, well, anywhereRead More →

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