The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

1 year ago

Issue No. 14

From Paris to the Loire Valley, and everywhere in between, how to live like a millionaire in Nice on a budget, French island hopping, a fairy tale chateau and Monet's Garden in Giverny. Everything you want to know about France and more.

What a mad few months

What a mad few months it's been here in the middle of nowhere France! On Christmas Day, the other half decided this was the right moment to start building a bathroom. So while most normal people were sitting in front of the TV, eating chocolates and generally relaxing and over indulging, we were ripping out very old cupboards from what has been the utility room and will be the bathroom! That is exciting enough (I've been without a bath for eight years now though I do have a shower!) but something else even more thrilling has happened - for me at least! I've written a book about my life in France and it's going to be published on May 4. I'm supposed to keep it quiet but I can't help it, I have to tell someone! I'll of course tell you more once it's formally published but you can find it on Amazon now. I don't think I've ever been more nervous about something than I am about revealing all about my life in France, my neighbours, and how I came to be here! I'm less happy to tell you that we had a loss in the animal family. Poor Ginger Roger, the deaf stray cat I took in three years ago succumbed to an illness. He seemed to rally after a trip to the vets and a massive dose of antibiotics. He was, I am very sorry to say, extremely badly behaved at the cabinet of the vet, attacking all the staff. In fact he was so terrible the vet told me never to bring him back. He was a very feral cat and had to be sedated just to be given antibiotics. Alas it didn't help in the long run. Strangely a few days later another stray turned up - I think the cat grapevine is strong in my village and they knew I had a vacancy. We call her Fat Cat as she eats absolutely everything I put in the food bowl and she's enormous. She has a seriously grumpy face but is very well behaved and not at all like the other wild cats. I did promise no more pets, but it's hard to say "non" and besides, I've got plenty of love to share with them!

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