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Where to buy French food in the South of...

where to buy French food and Teisseire syrups

It’s not easy to find a lot of typically French food in UK supermarkets outside of the stereotypical pastries. I only really crave specific things that don’t necessitate a whole food shop of French items, which is just as well because most delivery services are only available or reasonable if you live in London and […]

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French chocolate mousse recipe to die fo...

French chocolate mousse recipe

Last time I tried to master the chocolate mousse was a disaster. I couldn’t make the ‘mousse’ part stick and it ended up being more of a custard. But it is a staple of French cooking and I felt like I was letting the team down; you can’t claim to be any kind of decent French cook if you […]

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What I’m Into – May 2016 Edition

what i'm into May 2016

What an intense month May has been! I feel like it’s just disappeared and tried to take a few bites off me as it went. Busyness and loud children will gnaw at you that way and fray you at the edges sometimes. I’m joining in with Leigh Kramer as usual for a round up of all […]

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What Brexit means to a French immigrant ...

French immigrant view on brexit

A warning from me: I’m talking pretty bluntly in this post because either I was going to share my actual opinion, or I was going to be dishonest so this content is likely to be polarising and make some people uncomfortable or angry. My aim is to challenge, and I’m not an expert, it is an opinion […]

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Clay Face Masks: France’s Best Kept Beau

Clay Face Masks: France’s Best Kept Beauty Secret

The market for beauty products is a lively one and brands have a tendency to make outlandish claims about their products. You could be led to believe they will one day raise the dead, if the rejuvenating powers of face creams are to be believed. A lot of the time, it’s an advertising tactic rather […]

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Raising Bilingual Children: Confessions ...

Raising Bilingual Children: Confessions of a Struggling Mum

I have been having a few wobbles lately about what is, at this time, my utter failure at raising bilingual children. It’s not something that bilingual parents talk about online very openly that I’ve seen. There are a lot of blog posts about the theory and practices that work at raising bilingual children, and a lot of ‘this is […]

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Welcome to my new home!

Welcome to my new home!

At last, the blog has moved! I’ve been threatening to do it for months and it has been a challenge to actually get here, but yay, I’m so excited! It’s a completely DIY move, so there are some issues yet to resolve, but I’m learning. If you’re reading this, you have made it to the new home and […]

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What I’m Into – Spring 2016 Edition

What I'm into

Spring has arrived in England and with it hail, snow, thunder, lightning and bright sunshine, all in the space of a day. It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to join in with What I’m Into. What I’m Reading I’ve actually been reading about business finance and investment appraisal techniques since mid January so I’ve […]

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Potty training reflections

potty training

Everyone has a potty story to curl the toes of most child-free persons and not a small amount of card-carrying parents. In the next few weeks and months, I am going to embark on another potty training adventure with Luciole and I am not particularly relishing the thought, considering how long-winded an affair it was with […]

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Are French spelling changes a sign of th...

Are French spelling changes a sign of the apocalypse?

  In case you were wondering, a heavy dose of sarcasm was used when deciding on the title for this post… We may have some time to go yet before the apocalypse is upon us, but I think it’s fair to say that almost nobody likes change and that people love to overreact on social media. When […]

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