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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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5 French Expat Blogs you should read {da...

5 French Expat Blogs you should read {day eight}

There are a lot of French people scattered around the world, and a lot of us blog in English. This makes them, I guess, French expat blogs. Us expats/immigrants/whatever-the-hell-we-are have transitioned from the traditional French person to a multi-cultural hybrid, and you just can’t box us in anymore. We ain’t quite the real deal any longer, […]

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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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How to cook like the French {day five}

How to cook like the French {day five}

French food and French cooking don’t have to be complicated, and that’s a promise. If I managed to learn how to cook from scratch having never boiled an egg before my 21st birthday, anyone can do it. My aim today is two-fold: one, to reassure you that you can learn how to cook French food and […]

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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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Eat and stay slim like the French {day t...

Eat and stay slim like the French {day two}

There is a myth floating about that the French, and French women specifically, are able to eat just about anything and not put weight on. If you think about it, it’s a little ridiculous as myths go. French people do not have special magical powers, a better metabolism, a secret fountain of youth or special […]

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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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