My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream (The Good Life France)

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My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream (The Good Life France)

My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream (The Good Life France)

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By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. This memoir-guide is entertainingly narrated and simultaneously packed with useful information disseminated via a blend of readable and practical. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating, or proper rooms. If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about visiting this beautiful country, and we’re here to tell you that you’re in for a real treat! We loved those new passports for several years; what a conversation piece to have those new photos (what a hassle that was to get them taken in Paris!

We decided to live the good life and grow our own fruit and veg, keep chickens, ducks and geese and be as self-sufficient as possible. La Petite Hostellerie is a quaint restaurant with an outdoor eating area which you can find at 35 rue de la Harpe, 75005 Paris. Through the author's eyes and experiences we discover the (relatively unknown to tourists) Seven Valleys area in the Pas-de-Calais, which is now on my "must visit" list.

I had only told about 25 of my friends, and I asked them to follow me on Facebook as Mark said I could share my blog that way with them. Along the way she became maid to six cats, three dogs, fifty chickens and ducks, and four mad geese. Author Janine Marsh shares her charming journey to the good life dream--including the bon and not-so-bon things to consider!

She lives up in Pas-de-Calais in northern France – where she bought an old house and renovated it, slowly populating the garden with 72 animals and enough stories to fill a best-selling book. I have read the first book ,currently reading the second one and have already purchased the third book, I’d like to treat my 100 year old mother in law ( she’s an avid reader but her eyesight is not as good ) to a Large Print version of “my good life in France” ,how do I go about to find one/? We learn how neighbors help one another, like the time the Marshes nearly ran out of firewood in the middle of winter. Author and now full-time resident French blogger Janine Marsh joined me on The Simple Sophisticate podcast today, and I must say, it was a most enjoyable conversation.He now says he wouldn’t have done that but it made me realise how important it was to him, and I had a choice – love or money. This is about living in and fixing up a several-hundred-year-old house with a small area of land in a small village in the north of France. We have to go back in time to the beginning of her story, she is known as the Iron Lady, la Dame de Fer in French, to find out why this towering icon is even there in the first place! Overall, this was a fun memoir and it helped me satisfy the need to go somewhere else while staying home the whole day.

Drinking wine that was made on this same vineyard, or at least, in the same region, by a friendly neighbour. Today, I’m excited to welcome someone who not only lives in France, but also has visited every corner of it. From her early struggles and homesickness through personal tragedy, to her attempts to become self-sufficient and to breed "the fattest chickens in the village", Janine learned that there was more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.French people truly value their culture, heritage and history – and the French language is a big part of that. With sneak peeks into the Mexican themed party, complete with castle owner and hostess dressed as a cactus, the elderly sexy barmaid and the vet who, in disbelieve, cares for the stray cats and dogs Janine collects, you will want to pack up sticks and move to France yourself. Marsh, who had worked for years to rise from secretary to bank vice president - with another promotion imminent - agonized over the decision.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this most interesting story about a couple from England who moved to France.I want something light yet intelligent, not gooey but meaningful, and loaded with local-color, and this book had my interest with that. Towards the end of the book, Janine includes a lot of useful information for adapting to the French lifestyle and negotiating French rules –– both written and unwritten! As an American living in the South of France, about as far South as you can go, I found the similarities to the North amazing. If you’ve ever dreamed of discovering “the real France,” you won’t want to miss this delightful book.

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