French Election Sunday 6 May 2012

Posted on May 7, 2012 in Life in France

François Hollande has won power in France, turning the tide on a rightwards and xenophobic lurch in European politics and vowing to transform Europe’s handling of the economic crisis by fighting back against German-led austerity measures. 

A surreal walk through the Bois de Vincennes.

Posted on Jan 6, 2012 in Life in France

Tonight I walked the long way to pick up Oliver from school, following the river through the forest. The song JF and I got married to accompanied me on the ipod ( 4 years today I love you immensely x) The sky was bright and there were beautiful streaks of peach, crimson and red cloud. […]

Charles Perrault’s fairytale – Peau d’Âne

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 in Life in France

Peau d’Âne – a little gem I discovered last night starring a young Catherine Deneuve (such beauty!). Peau d’Âne or “Donkeyskin” is one of Charles Perrault’s fairytales. A king had a beautiful wife and a rich castle, including a marvelous donkey whose droppings were gold. One day his wife died, after making him promise not […]