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Online Administrative Procedures - Carte Grise

France is moving more and more of its administrative tasks online; you can find a full list of online procedures here (in French) https://www.service-public.fr/ As of the 2nd…

Voisins Voices, a message from the British Ambassador to France

  Hi all, I’ve been Ambassador here in France for almost a year now, and one of my priorities has been to build our relationship with the…

Being a tourist in Paris - hey it's okay...!

Tourist, regular visitor or Parisian expat, these are some of the things that have gone through my mind over the years going through the stages. Hey it's…

Five Places to Visit in Paris in Spring

Spring has sprung in Paris..! Probably my favourite time of the year in Paris, Spring has this magical fairy tale effect on the city, like we needed…

Date night for those who are flying solo

 On sitting down to write this blog post I started pondering where I would send love’s young dream next and suddenly it hit me. For a long…

Date day at Disneyland

Once upon a time in a far away place, just outside of the city of romance, lay a magical land full of princesses, dragons and handsome princes.…

A Week in the Azores

In January, my mom and I took a 6-day trip to the island of Terceira, in the Azores. Terceira combines colonial Portuguese architecture, Portuguese cuisine, green landscapes…

Photos from the Brittany Coastal Trail

My photos from my August GR34 hike are up! You can view all my photos from Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine) to Le Bono (Morbihan) HERE. Concarneau at sunrise I…

Champagne et Vous

Do you love Champagne?  Then I have an awesome suggestion for you.  Consider attending the  4th Edition of the Champagne festival, Champagne et Vous held in lovely…

French Burgundy Region

I have always been partial to the French Burgundy wines.  Don’t get me wrong, Bordeaux wines are lovely.  They taste and smell like a fragrant, heavily ripe…

Autumn leaves... or does it?

Living in France, we do get used to erring on the side of tardiness when it comes to appointments and suchlike (though it does allow time to…

Innocents pleasures

Hi there stranger! A whole season has passed since we’ve seen each other, as life has been busy at the Granny Flat of late. I have a…

To Brunch or Not to Brunch – the Parisian Way

Sunday is a magical day in the city of lights. Everything slows down, and apart from some sport addicts running around the park you almost don’t see…

Parisianism, a New Religion

Paris is so much more then visiting the Louvre museum and standing in long lines for the Eiffel tower. Sure if this is your first visit to…

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