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Colors of the season… Fall in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, fall in Provence is just whipping past us… witnessed by the fact that Christmas decorations are already on sale in most stores around town. Not to mention that they’re preparing to open our local Christmas market (in Toulon) any day now. No complaints here, as Christmas in France is… Continue reading Colors of the season… Fall in Provence

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You might be living in France if… (18 signs you’re a true-blue Francophile)

 France… what’s not to love? Sometimes you start out with a new goal in mind, a dream perhaps, and you’re not sure exactly what direction you’re headed in, but you know you’ve just got to get moving. This was how my expat life started out, fulfilling a “dream” by moving to Italy and then eventually,… Continue reading You might be living in France if… (18 signs you’re a true-blue Francophile)

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Slow Sundays in the south of France… or the careful art of doing nothing

 The Mourillon beach in Toulon. Things have really slowed down in the South. It’s hot, humid, the cicadas are chirping away, and the most strenuous activity involves stuffing a towel in a tote & lugging yourself down to the beach. If there’s a better word than languid to describe this time of year, I’m still… Continue reading Slow Sundays in the south of France… or the careful art of doing nothing

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An interview with Elizabeth Bard… author of PICNIC IN PROVENCE

I’m thrilled to post an interview today with Elizabeth Bard, author of Lunch in Paris and Picnic in Provence.  Today she shares with us her inspiration for moving to the south of France, a few “top tips” for visiting the region, and more about her artisan ice cream company, Scaramouche.  Many thanks to Elizabeth for this… Continue reading An interview with Elizabeth Bard… author of PICNIC IN PROVENCE

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Foto Friday… quiet mornings at the Port de Saint Louis

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I always feel quite productive when the sun comes out and this morning was no exception. So I set off on my usual route past the small Port de Saint Louis in the neighborhood of Le Mourillon. I really enjoy this quaint port for several reasons –… Continue reading Foto Friday… quiet mornings at the Port de Saint Louis

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5 Years in France… Finding a place to call home

 Colorful balcony in Cassis   In January, I passed the 5-year-mark of living in France. At once a shocking, amazing, and comforting fact, the date passed with little fanfare… except for my overwhelming sense of gratitude and relief. Gratitude for all of the people who have supported me through my move to another country, and… Continue reading 5 Years in France… Finding a place to call home