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a sunday in normandy

  Life has been a little busy recently and it feels like ages since I had a lazy Sunday and the chance to hit a local brocante fair.     These casual country fairs may no longer be reliable as sources for antiques, but they are always enjoyable, especially when they take place in a field, or by a river, which was the case this morning. Most of our local villages hold one or two of these fairs each year.  It is often organised by the village school as a fundraiser, or in aid of a local...

cooking in the south of france

Taking a cooking class when you visit abroad is a great way of immediately immersing yourself into local culture and food.   I’m kind of tired of being a regular tourist when I travel, and I love to mix things up and find activities that will get me away from the crowds and off the traditional tourist track. A great way of doing just that is with a cooking class from someone with local knowledge, and today I want to tell you about  the cooking school Les Petits Farcis in Nice in the...

taking photos for the blog

If you’ve read me for any time, you may know that since the blog started 7 years ago, I have always used a point and shoot camera for all my photos.   A point and shoot is lightweight, it slips into my handbag, fully automatic and simply was so easy to use. I started with a Fuji, that I loved but it didn’t take very big pictures, and a few years ago I moved onto a Lumix that I also adored.    I’ve never been really careful with my cameras, and I expect a lot of them.  They...

normandy manor house for sale

If you have a secret, or not so secret, wish to buy and restore a century old manor house  in Normandy;  if you dream of patina, exposed beams, century old tiled floors and sprawling orchards….. if you’d like to live in the country where the only noise to be heard from behind your old stone walled garden is the chiming of the village church bell …. then you may want to read to the end of this piece. This stunning property is 90 minutes drive from Paris in the green...

my stylish french box – the may box reveal

I am excited to tell you that the May edition of My Stylish French Box has now been delivered so I can post the big reveal!    We love that our clients have the surprise of unwrapping our quarterly box, and so we never say what is in the box until each one has been received and opened.   Sort of Christmas every three months! The theme for this May box was roses and gardens, and we wanted to give our clients a box full of gifts that would remind them to take their time and with a truly...

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