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 Radio

Pumpjack and I are agreed that one of the best ways to improve understanding French is to listen to French radio. Like the BBC in the UK, radio presenters speak more clearly, enunciating well, and not too fast. We have a number of stations we like to listen to –Read More →

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Understanding the French AOC

What does the French AOC, or Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, mean here in France? What is it actually about? And how does it pertain to cheese, as well as other food and drink? Let’s delve… The French AOC Explained So what actually is this AOC thing? AOC stands for Appellation d’OrigineRead More →

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Taking a French holiday

Well what a lovely long weekend surprise. I keep forgetting that the 1st of November is a national French holiday here. And in France they love their ‘bridge days’. They say ‘faire le pont’ (to make the bridge). A bridge day is a day taken as holiday after a holiday.Read More →

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The Weather in France

Let’s talk about the weather. France’s weather is truly, truly varied – north to south, east to west, and even within areas the same can be applied. After all, it is a big country, with an ocean to the left, mountains to the right, flat plains to the top andRead More →

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