Bonjour from France

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Bonjour from France

Post: # 272285Post DavidP
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:23 pm

Hi there,

Family of ish people here. Born in the UK and been living in france on our little smallhold for the past 7 years. Pretty much self sufficient now in veggies and meat and still enjoying our change of lifestyle tremendously.

Happy growing to all.

David

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272299Post thethriftysquirrels
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:18 pm

:wave: Bonjour! I'm fairly new here too but have found everyone so friendly!

Your blog looks so interesting, I'll be keeping an eye on that!
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, 'I don't know.' W. Somerset Maugham

My blog: http://thethriftysquirrels.co.uk please take a look and enter the competition!

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272308Post DavidP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:03 am

Thanks for the welcome thrifty. Nice article on Madeleines. We saw that programme too and a Madeleine tray is now on our list of "things to buy". BTW I tried to like your facebook page from your blogsite but for some reason it didn't appear to work, I had to manually go into fb and like your page form there....

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272325Post thethriftysquirrels
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:04 pm

thanks David! I can thoroughly recommend the madeleine tray we have (the one you see on the blog), the little cakes came out so easily and they browned well too - not always guaranteed with a lightweight tin!
Not sure what happened with the 'like' button - probably a Wordpress issue (I've had a few of those over the last week!). Hopefully it will put itself right...I won't know until someone else goes to my blog and presses the Facebook 'Like' button :iconbiggrin:...gentle hint... :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272365Post Milims
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Hi there and welcome :wave:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Edward Monkton


Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272367Post DavidP
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:19 pm

Hi there back at ya SusieGee and Milims... :-)

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272379Post MuddyWitch
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:36 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272385Post DavidP
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:16 am

Thx MuddyWitch & good luck with the move to Ireland.

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Post: # 272454Post 123sologne
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:59 pm

Bonjour David and welcome :iconbiggrin:
Where are you based in France?

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272464Post DavidP
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:39 am

Hi Caroline, thanks for the welcome. We are based in the Limousin region, I am assuming you are from "up North" around Sologne perhaps? ;-) Looks like you have got a nice little project going on there, I've liked your fb page so I can follow your progress.

a bientot,

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Post: # 272494Post 123sologne
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:38 pm

Hi David,
Yep, Sologne it is :iconbiggrin:
I have never been to Limousin, but I suspect it is a nice place, a bit less wet than where we are I think.
We certainly have a project and a half as I always say, but hubby is the one doing most of it. I only do some painting and the garden, so we can have our own veg and fruits all through the year. I will probably introduce animals at one point, but I am not sure I will have time this year, so maybe next year. I want to start talking of my gardening on the web-site this year, so you may find some of my post there if you keep an eye...
What animals have you got on your small holding?

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272502Post DavidP
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:08 am

Salut Caroline,

We keep chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, pigeons, sheep and Pigs. We still long for a nice red juicy beef steak though!!

David

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272504Post 123sologne
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:51 am

DavidP wrote:Salut Caroline,

We keep chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, pigeons, sheep and Pigs. We still long for a nice red juicy beef steak though!!

David
Whoa, nice mixture. :salute: A nice piece of Limousin beef would be a nice addition. Some lovely steaks in those big cows. :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272713Post Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:59 pm

Another salut, David, this time from Bretagne!

Caroline - I didn't know you were back in France! Will bookmark your blog to read a bit more. Gosh I am so out of date with what has been happening on Ish.... :oops:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Re: Bonjour from France

Post: # 272715Post 123sologne
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi Milly Molly,
Yeah back in the country and it will be a year on the 24th......... ALREADY!!!!
I am still not getting use to my mad country. So much paper work we filled up......... I think I will write a book about French services, and it may be a big book, because I already had way too many bad experiences. But other than that it is so nice to see the deer in the morning and all the birds and have my own big garden.... :iconbiggrin:
I hope you are well?

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