Aeperol Spritz @FrenchLessonsblog
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

Doctors’ Corner in Provence: A Pain in the Shoulder

Contributor blog post by Jemma: Vous devez croire! Ah, oui, vous devez absolument croire! Sabine says across the lunch table. Her rich, tenor voice is insistent. She spreads her bejeweled fingers wide. You have to believe! You. Absolutely. Have. To. Believe! The LIFE machine will revolutionize my, well, life. Or …

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Expat Uzes Morning coffee @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Friends often ask me “how do you spend your day in Uzes? Since you’ve asked, here’s an example of one day this week. I started the day with café crème and a treat, pain au chocolate, at a local cafe with friends. We were …

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terrasse non fumeur francesoir @AccessRiviera
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceRebecca Whitlocke

No smoking : Are the tides turning about smoking in France?

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: I’m a non-smoker and always have been. I’ve lived with smokers, I have family members who smoke, I have friends who smoke. I don’t begrudge anyone’s choice to smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes. What I DON’T like is when smokers think its their …

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Summer in Antibes @Jemma
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLiving in Provence

The European Union Laid Bare by a Spare Part

Contributor blog post by Jemma: If it’s not the WIFI, it’s la climatisation. This summer when we arrived at Bellevue, our home in Antibes, I clicked my heels when the little green checkmark appeared on my iPhone beside the name of our WIFI network. It worked! The WIFI actually worked …

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Stone Sink #Renovation #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Renovation in Provence: a stone sink

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: We figure that our kitchen is so tiny that in order to make it look good, everything in it has to have character and charm (well, maybe not the damn washing machine). I’ve fallen in love with all the shabby chic/farmhouse french kitchens that …

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Familiarity and rediscovery @frenchessense
Expat Living and Real EstateLiving in ProvenceVicki Archer

Familiarity And Rediscovery in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: Familiarity and rediscovery go together. The familiar despite our best intentions can be taken for granted. We never mean to neglect and most of the time we don’t even realise it is happening. Taking something or someone for granted is a non-intentional dismissal. Sometimes, not …

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Expat Travels @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

True Confessions of a Blundering Expat in France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Well, I did it again. I’ve made almost every blunder imaginable since moving to France. And I keep adding to it. First I was locked out of my apartment when returning from a visit to the States. I t wasn’t enough that I had …

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Our renovation in Provence @CuriousProvence #expats
Ashley TinkerExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

Our Renovation in Provence: Chaux instead of Paint

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: We’ve recently painted our upstairs with chaux/lime wash. We wanted to apply a wall covering that respected the age of the building. It’s important that old walls breathe in order to reduce trapped moisture. We quite liked the texture of the traditional lime wash …

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Lavender fields #Provence #VaucluseDreamer
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

Launching a new start in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: In 8 days time we should be at the Notaire’s office in Apt, on the verge of signing the final paperwork ‘Acte Authentique’ for our new house in the Vaucluse. As you can probably imagine things are a bit frantic at home as we …

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Flags @Telegraph @Aixcentric
AixcentricExpat Living and Real EstateLiving in Provence

UK Referendum – Voting Info for Expats

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The referendum to decide whether or not the UK remains in the EU is being held on 23rd June. British citizens may be entitled to vote subject to being registered and their eligibility. The deadline for registration is 7th June. To register to vote, go to …

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