A Letter For You

IMG_9531Last year I wrote you all a letter. Last week we sat chatting to friends, reminiscing about school days and later. How letters were sent home to the family. Not for the first time I have realised how incredibly lucky we are to have the internet and social media. When it is used the right way it is utterly fabulous. But, and there is always a but, let’s not forget the power of the written word and I hope the power of the pen and the old fashioned letter will never be forgotten. So today I thought about writing to you again.  Read more

Making Our Home What It Is Today

IMG_9403 - Version 2Sometimes life goes by so fast, we find ourselves running on autopilot and it takes a special occasion or a comment from a friend to make us stop and take a look at what we have actually achieved. Read more

8 Go On An Adventure


When a three day weekend involving a bank holiday Monday becomes something totally unexpected. When the family spring the most enormous surprise. A plan they have cunningly hatched and a secret they have kept from me for two months. Read more

An American Dream Becomes a Reality

P7510206Sometimes dreams do turn into reality; for some that dream might be a passion to live in France and to own a small piece of French real estate. It sounds simple enough, but (and trust me, I know from first hand experience) the planning and amount of work required to move countries and continents, and to set up a new home in a foreign land where the spoken language is not one’s mother tongue is never easy. One thing is guaranteed however – it is always going to be a grand adventure. Read more

Frenchify your Home – Brocante Sale Today


Don’t you think we all need a little treat every now and then, it gives us a boost, lifts our spirits and well, why not, I am sure you deserve it.

So today, for 24 hours only, starting now, I am offering you 25% off every single item in our Etsy Shop.     Just one click away here or on any of the highlighted links. And don’t forget we only charge shipping for one item, the second, third, fourth item(s) is/are added for free, so you can shop until you drop, knowing that for once the shipping won’t cripple you!

Have fun, add a little Frenchness to your home and most of all have a lovely Sunday, I hope you have or have had a lovely weekend . xx



The Potting Shed


The potting shed or the summer kitchen; in my mind it has two names and two jobs but today it is wearing its gardener’s hat! One of the best things about old houses in France is that they very often come with a host of outbuildings and the moment I saw our house, this little old structure captured my attention.


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