All posts tagged: france

Sunday Ramblings : St Tropez Pre Christmas

I prefer St Tropez in the cooler months.  It’s a more pleasant time to visit than summer when the cruise ships arrive and the tiny village is so inundated with people you can barely move or breathe in its over heated crowded streets.  However it is a […]

French 101

Take a peek at my friend’s blog – Deux Pies. She writes about art, fashion, food, music, life and collectibles etc from a London / Provence perspective. Deux Pies has a great eye for what’s new and intriguing plus she writes like a pro. Like […]

15 French Tunes: A Playlist To Get You Humming

You’ve no doubt listened to Serge Gainsbourg – surely France’s best known and loved musician if not by the French then definitely by the rest of the world. However since moving to France I’ve wanted to get beyond the familiar tunes.  To stretch the musical repertoire […]

What’s Wrong With French Coffee?

A quick post on something that I fear France does not excel in. It’s simple. It presumably shouldn’t be difficult …… Drum Roll It’s making a good COFFEE. For some reason the coffee that they serve here is really sub standard (admittedly this criticism does […]

Favourite French Things: La Poésie

Poetry plays quite a role in education in the early years at school in France.  My kids often come home with a poem they are required to learn by heart for homework (les devoirs).  It helps to build memory and concentration as well as verbal […]

The lure of the VO film

I do miss a movie in English on the big screen when living in France. Call me old fashioned but there’s something about watching a movie in a constrained environment with strangers that I quite like along with the ritual of buying some unhealthy snacks […]