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Famous French Quote #3 {day eighteen}

Famous French Quote #3 {day eighteen}

Chaque homme est coupable de tout le bien qu’il n’a pas fait. Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. Voltaire, writer and philosopher (1694-1778)

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French Beauty Secrets {day seventeen}

French Beauty Secrets {day seventeen}

The French have a reputation for producing world-renowned beauty products, some of which you will be familiar with, and others less so. There are so many fantastic French products, I’ve tried to choose the most helpful links I could think of, but I’m sure I will have missed many! In supermarkets, you will find typically French brands […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to French Literature

A Beginner’s Guide to French Literature {day thirteen}

I love books and I will read most things but I suffered through a French education that pretty much destroyed my enjoyment of classic French literature by making me read and critique Really Depressing Books (in capitals because omg the hopelessness). There are so many French authors though, both classic and modern, covering pretty much every subject […]

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Famous French Quote #2 {day eleven}

Famous French Quote #2 {day eleven}

Le principal fléau de l’humanité n’est pas l’ignorance mais le refus de savoir. The scourge of humanity is not ignorance but refusing to know. Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

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French Fashion for Kids {day ten}

French Fashion for Kids {day ten}

Until a few years ago, I didn’t know there was such a thing as ‘French kids fashion’ that distinguished it from other clothing styles. Then I had kids and got given a few items of clothing by French friends and family and boy is it different. To clarify, I dress my girls in cheap and cheerful […]

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Brush up on your Spoken French {day seve...

Brush up on your Spoken French {day seven}

Now’s a good time to look back on those long-gone high school days with misty eyes and wonder why you didn’t keep up with the French once you left. You’re never too old to try again and learn French for real. And now, with companies like Skype making communication between humans even better and more […]

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A Short Guide to French Music {day six}

A Short Guide to French Music {day six}

I’ve talked before about my mostly but not quite hate-affair with French music. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t exactly have a great reputation around the world. Music doesn’t come up in the top 5 ‘best things about France’, and that is mostly, in my opinion, because  the French language doesn’t lend itself to simple lyrics, […]

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Famous French Quote #1 {day four}

Famous French Quote #1 {day four}

  Pour critiquer les gens, il faut les connaître, et pour les connaître, il faut les aimer. To criticise people, you need to know them, and to know them, you must love them. Coluche, French comedian and actor, 1944-1986  

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How to dress like the French {day three}

How to dress like the French {day three}

French women are so fashionable! French women look so classy! French women make it look effortless! French women make the rest of us look so frumpy! French fashion is so timeless and classic! French style! OMG Chanel! I don’t know how many times I’ve read these or similar words in magazines and articles over the years. It’s […]

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Introducing: 31 Days to Frenchify Your L...

Introducing: 31 Days to Frenchify Your Life {day one}

  A few months ago, I was doing so well with the blog that I decided I’d like to take on a blogging challenge. I’d come across the 31 Days writing challenge before and it sounded like the kind of ludicrous dare only a masochist would take on, or, I guess, a wanna-be-writer, but definitely not me. I did […]

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