Category Archives: Living and working in France

It’s different living and working in France

Snacking on Snails

If there are any Francophiles reading this who have never tried eating snails and think they never will, all I can say is never say never. During our annual holiday in the Aude last August we spent time with our … Continue reading

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Our French Home

Sometimes when I am lying awake at three in the morning and I have exhausted all the usual worries – work, money, old age, children – I start to worry about our house in Castelnaudary. Can we really justify the … Continue reading

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Domaine Rose & Paul

The winemakers Domaine Rose & Paul had a stall this year at the food and wine market held during the Fête du Cassoulet in Castelnaudary. When we stopped at the stall the pleasant lady working on it explained that the Domaine is … Continue reading

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It’s a given that Champagne from the Champagne region of France is the world’s most famous sparkling wine. But according to residents of the Aude their home grown Blanquette de Limoux was the first sparkling wine to be produced in … Continue reading

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Lunchtime in the Aude

We were standing with a very helpful assistant in a large furniture store just outside Carcassonne . The last hour had been spent choosing furniture for our house, while trying to stay within our budget (not large) and selecting only … Continue reading

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