Travel Posts

Expat Tales… Working in the South of France

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’ve wanted to write about my working life in the south of France for quite some time but maybe the timing for this post is just a bit off… as we’re heading into August, the month where no one in France wants to think a wink about their jobs. […]

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Book Review… Death in Avignon by Serena Kent

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, what a delightful surprise to be asked to review the sequel to Death in Provence, the thoroughly captivating Death in Avignon. I’d like to take us back, not so long ago, when our dear friend Penelope Kite was setting herself up in a somewhat crumbly, but altogether charming, villa in […]

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Happy International Rosé Day

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, we couldn’t let this very special day go by without a little celebration, right? As you can well imagine, there are many events going on all around Provence. One our our favorite places to visit, Chateau Léoube, is hosting an International Rosé Day event at their winery which includes tastings and […]

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Travel Posts

How to Have a Fabulous Summer in the South of France

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, one day you’re stocking multiple umbrellas in the trunk of your car, and the next the thermometer has climbed to 30°C (86°F)… so is the change from spring to summer in the south of France. It sneaks up on you and then bam, everyone and their brother-in-law is off […]

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Expat Life

For Love of the French Breakfast

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope you’ve had a lovely week and have some nice, relaxing plans for the weekend. Today I’m sharing a bit on one of my favorite topics… French food. I mean, what’s not to love? And it’s funny how ingrained some of the French food traditions are and how quickly we […]

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Travel Posts

Beautiful beaches of the Var… les plages du Mourillon

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’m sending you a big « bonjour » from sunny Provence. We’ve had a few chilly days in France (it even snowed up north – in May!), but it looks like clear skies are headed our way. And the timing couldn’t be better. Summer’s in the air… This year I’ve vowed […]

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Expat Life

Expat Tales… Making Friends in France

  Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter holiday. We stayed close to home and hosted my in-laws (les beaux-parents) and my sister-in-law (la belle-soeur) at our house for the weekend. Nothing like a bit of French home cooking to set you right… plus my belle-mere brought some artisanal chocolates from […]

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Photos

Spring at the Sanary-sur-Mer Market (in photos)

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, spring is here and it’s pretty amazing. The weather has been a bit up and down in temperature, and we got some much-needed rain this week, but otherwise it’s been nothing but sunny skies. It’s so nice to see our garden start blooming. I even planted a few sunflowers […]

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Food & Restaurants

How to Make the Perfect French Apéro

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope winter is treating you right and it hasn’t been too cold in your neck of the woods. On our end, the south of France has been a series of highs and lows… unseasonably warm weather from the middle of January right through to the start of March, and […]

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What to See & Do in...

What to do in Provence… in the Winter

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, here we are…  in the middle of winter in Provence and, honestly, it’s been pretty fantastic so far. I can’t remember a year when we’ve had so much sunshine. Of course the south of France is known for its sunny climate, but really folks, winter here is not quite […]

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Are We French Yet? …Book review & Giveaway

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it’s not every day that I get to review such a delightful book as Keith Van Sickle’s latest foray into the ups and downs of expat life in Provence: Are We French Yet? Keith and Val’s Adventures in Provence. And I say “latest” as this is indeed the second […]

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My Favorite French Trends for 2019

Greetings dear readers and friends. First of all, I’d like to wish you a very Happy New Year – plein de belles choses – all kinds of lovely things for 2019 as they say in French. We had a very nice Christmas and New Year in the northeast of France (the Lorraine) – huddling together […]

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Christmas in Le Castellet

Greetings dear readers and friends. Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve been enjoying all of the holiday decorations in the local towns and villages. Today I wanted to share with you a lovely walk we had through the village of Le Castellet during a “bloggers’ weekend” organized by hotel Mas du Brulat. Along […]

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