Quality of life and cost of living in France

I have written about this before but we currently have lots of demonstrations happening all over France in protest against the rise in fuel taxes and the cost of living which has made me consider whether life really has got more expensive in the last 15 years that we have been here. . . . → Read More: Quality of life and cost of living in France

When in France….

France is the most visited country in the world so you would think that we would be familiar with French cultural idiosyncrasies but many of us still struggle to do ‘the right thing’ when in France. So here’s some pointers:

Christmas – Let’s start with seasonal differences as it’s that . . . → Read More: When in France….

Another good reason to drink wine (sealed with a cork)

This excellent article first appeared in France Today magazine and is reproduced here with thanks to Linda Johnson-Bell. See her website at: www.thewinelady.com

I am a huge fan of using corks in wine bottles; any natural and renewable material has got to be good in my book and . . . → Read More: Another good reason to drink wine (sealed with a cork)

Christmas in the foothills

Christmas in Saint Lizier

Christmas tends to represent a very definite deadline in the property market; sellers want to know that they have sold and can move on in the New Year and buyers want to have completed and preferably be in their new home for Christmas. By mid December, property hunters have other . . . → Read More: Christmas in the foothills