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THE VERY UNFRENCH HOUSEWIVES

LA GRANDE DAME CAN’T FIGHT HER SENSUALITY

I love it that France, in French, is female. Linguistically she is “la France”. But surely her gender derives not only by way of a definite article. A country with such a voluptuous geography, complex history and innate sensuality could only be female!

Font Romeu

TRAIL RUNNING MAGAZINE UK

JOYS & CHALLENGES OF RUNNING A HALF MARATHON IN SNOW

A New Year means new challenges. An online flick through the trail running calenders for January, threw up a challenge just three hours from my doorstep – the Trail de Font Romeu. The run: 21km. The challenge: running that distance in the snow.

THE VERY UNFRENCH HOUSEWIVES

LAVENDER & WINE

I’m going to sleep well tonight! Not through anaesthetising myself with wine but because I have been cutting back the lavender plants. Inhaling that gorgeous smell over several hours today made my gardening chores all the more relaxing.

PASSION PASSPORT

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN FRANCE

France has already been rated the number-one tourist destination by the UN Tourism Association in 2018. While Paris certainly pulls in the crowds, the UNESCO sites have also brought in their share of visitors to l’hexagone, as the French refer to their hexagonally-shaped country.

THE VERY UNFRENCH HOUSEWIVES

THE FRENCH NEWS IN ENGLISH

A part of the French dream prior to moving to France was the idea of being fully integrated into French society. Not only by understanding the difference between a saucisse and a saucisson but more importantly to know….just what is going on here in France with limited language skills.

Toulouse

THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE

HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN TOULOUSE

Capital of the newly-reconfigured Occitanie region, la Ville Rose, as Toulouse is affectionately called after the colour of the brickwork, really needs far more time than one day. And you’ll definitely want to come back.

Tarn

THE VERY UNFRENCH HOUSEWIVES

UNFRENCHNESS IN THE TARN

Just as I happily discovered The Very Unfrench Wives on Facebook, I also made another new friend through a different group on this enormous social media site. And as luck would have it, she lives in Albi in the Tarn, where I live.