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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Barely a month goes by without the dull thud through my letter box of another literary account of someone’s exploits in moving to live in France. I don’t want to know that there are ‘Some trees at the bottom of the field’; I want to know how many, what species, and maybe a bit of descriptive wafting in the breeze, shadows on the lawn. I’m always reading that French people can be aloof and standoffish but learning French has opened me up to a different understanding.

For me, every page of this captivating book held something different to learn about, food, history, renovation, quirky sayings, and not least the enormous differences between our two cultures, even though we are only separated by the English Channel. 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! I discovered that my husband gets angry when things are out of his control and that things getting out of control when you start a new life in rural France is a common occurrence.She begins to enjoy “The Good Life” in France as she gets to know people in her community and adjusts to the culture. 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.

I want something light yet intelligent, not gooey but meaningful, and loaded with local-color, and this book had my interest with that.While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Francaise, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined. Thank you, I’m loving this new podcast so informative, all you need to know about everything French! The book could perhaps have done with more extensive descriptions of the neighbouring towns and villages in this north-east corner of France, within an easy drive of Calais and the cross-Channel ferries or Eurotunnel. Life is a fairy tale if you have the courage to follow your dreams, the difficulty will be in the joy of being where your soul takes you.

She shows clearly the charms of this part of the world, and shares the pleasures of their largely rural life.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.

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