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 Pharmacies

Who knew French pharmacies could be so interesting?!? Honest. Initially this topic was researched for our Fab Findings from France Facebook Group as more or less a simple guide for those living here or planning to travel. It was rather like an Alice down the rabbit hole moment, as theRead More →

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What’s all the fuss about a French Market?

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 →

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Discovering the French Scarf

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 →

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Stereotypes and misconceptions about France

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 There are truly a lot of outdated if not completely untrue myths about France and the French people.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 →

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