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

Parisian Charm School by Jamie Cat Callan – a Book Review

Always on the search for good books about France, I came across Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain ‘je ne sais quoi‘*. It’s All in the Title Interestingly, in hindsight, the title gives some indication of what it is about, but also (importantly) theRead More →

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Choosing a French Village

We moved to our French village a few years ago now. It’s been a slow settling in, of which the last couple of years made it slower. But it has given us the chance to really come to understand the dynamics of village life here in France. We also tookRead More →

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All About French Shutters

France has a love affair with shutters. And now that I am ‘in the know’ about these window dressings, I have gone native. I have joined our village in opening and closing these things daily. Actually, main times daily. Shut up tight If you have never been to France, typically,Read More →

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Baguettes, Croissants and Breakfast in France

Let us talk about Breakfast in France. This of course means delving into the life of baguettes and croissants and how they play a part in French life. There is a particular, worldwide fascination with French bread, and particularly the baguette. And for all the right reasons. It is delicious.Read More →

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