A Taste of Garlic

general     because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceHere, at A Taste of Garlic, I review, share and promote other people’s Life in France experiences as described in their own blogs and websites.

If you know of a blog or website that should be featured here, please let me know on… contact@aTasteOfGarlic.com

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Rosie’s Home Kitchen - Brittany

brittany  Rosies Home Kitchen   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceWell, having recently said that I won’t be updating A Taste of Garlic anymore….

I have decided to add one last site for you to take a look at.

Mainly…

Because I did this one myself for some friends up here in Brittany.

Their new site is called Rosie’s Home Kitchen and can be found at…

RosiesHomeKitchen.com

So, if anyone still comes here….


Read more about… Rosie’s Home Kitchen


So things change – possibly last post? - French Garlic

french garlic  So things change   possibly last post?   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceSo, after almost 2 years of not updating A Taste of Garlic….

I have finally decided that I can’t find the time to start it up again.

And…

Whilst I’ll miss it…

I’ve made so many, many good friends from reviewing Life in France blogs and websites (and being ever so slightly rude about them)…

That I’ll never regret the time I put into the project.

However, things change and life moves on.


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That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceTomorrow will be the 2 year anniversary of the birth of A Taste of Garlic.

When I started it I didn’t realise…..

How it would grow!

How many good and gracious and well loved friends, from all over the world, that I would make from it.

How many people would pay a visit every day (3446 people visited last Tuesday; our second highest ever.) That equates to 2.23 million unique page views over the last 24 months!

How much fun I would have &….

How much time it would take up.


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That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


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That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


Read more about… That was the week….


That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


Read more about… That was the week….


That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


Read more about… That was the week….


That Was The Week….

that was the week  That Was The Week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


Read more about… That Was The Week….


That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


Read more about… That was the week….


Lies, statistics and visitor stats!

general  Lies, statistics and visitor stats!   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

Well, it’s that time of the month…

When I say thank you to all of you for visiting!


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Whoops!

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Whoops…

It looks like there was a problem with last Tuesday’s That Was The Week…. post and it seems to have been truncated….


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The Perpetual Passenger - Paris

paris  The Perpetual Passenger   because we all love reading blogs about life in France The Perpetual Passenger is Nikki’s blog about her life and work in Paris.

Nikki says of herself…

“The world works in mysterious ways, and in my case, landed me — an American girl from New England — a job in market research based in Paris. So recently I packed my bags and headed to France to carve out a home and a career in the City of Lights.

Being a market researcher requires me to jet-set all over the globe. In an attempt to stop and smell the proverbial roses, I’ve decided to document my travels as a Perpetual Passenger, and now an American in Paris, and make the most of where life (read: work) sends me.

So like the tagline says, sit back, relax and enjoy the flight. Because I will.”

Well, I’m sat back…

I’m relaxing and…

I’m ready to enjoy the flight so…

Let’s dive right in!


Read more about… The Perpetual Passenger


Mlle Norvégienne - Rhône-Alpes

rhone alpes  Mlle Norvégienne   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceNow, I hardly like to mention it but…

And I the only person to have noticed a definite increase in the number of Life in France Bloggers to be found in Grenoble, these days?

Firstly there’s Gigi and then that Crystal has moved down that way (to live in a house with a green stripe in the bedroom!) and we mustn’t forget Grenobloise with her bi-lingual blog.

And I’m sure that there are many more!

And today I’m going to take a look at Monica’s blog, Mlle Norvégienne.

Monica says of herself…

“Hello, my name is Monica and I am a Norwegian girl who has lived several years in France, both in Grenoble and Montpellier. I have Bachelor’s Degree in International Marketing from ESC – Ecole de Commerce de Grenoble, and Masters Degree, Master of Science in Marketing, from GGSB – Grenoble Graduate School of Business. In between, I also studied French at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier. I’ve had internship, worked and been unemployed – all in France, I have been single and now I am living with a wonderful French man that I will marry next summer. I have a pretty good knowledge of the cultural differences between Norway and France in all these different situations. I’ve always been fascinated by this country and it has only become stronger with time. I’m also a big fan of French cuisine and French cheese and wine.”

To which I can only reply that I’m a big fan of people who are big fans of French Cuisine and French Wine!

Especially if they have spent time in Montpellier (because only a rather special breed of person can cope with that!)

So, without further ado…

Let’s dive in and find out what it is like to be…

A Norwegian Girl in France!


Read more about… Mlle Norvégienne


That was the week….

that was the week  That was the week....   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceEvery Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.

Some of these you may have seen yourselves.

And some of them you may have missed.

I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.

This isn’t a top-ten listing.

They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.


Read more about… That was the week….


Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 9 – The lot that were at the back of the queue!) - Assistants in France

assistants in france  Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 9 – The lot that were at the back of the queue!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

Just when you think you’ve got all this year’s intake of Assistants in France accounted for…

Another busload turns up!

Well, I could have made them wait in the playground as punishment…

For being late but, it looks like rain and so I’ve done the decent thing and let them join the class…

And I’ll introduce them to you here.

This lot are a mixed bunch (and I’m talking about where they come from and where they’re ending up – not the quality of their blogs which is refreshingly high!) but…

I’m sure you’ll find much to amuse and entertain you!


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Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 8 – That lot hiding behind the bike sheds!) - Assistants in France

assistants in france  Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 8 – That lot hiding behind the bike sheds!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

Well, this year’s new crop of Assistants in France really are crawling out of the woodwork!

I’ve just found a whole new bunch of them hiding behind the bike sheds readying themselves to blog about their experiences here in The Land of Red Wine and Smelly Cheese!

So, let’s take a quick peek and see…

What we’ve got to look forward to!


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A Mother in France - Midi-Pyrénées

midi pyrenees  A Mother in France   because we all love reading blogs about life in France I normally wait until a new blog has been going for at least 3 months and has more than 30 posts before I review it.

Although, that is a rule that I have broken a few times (Kirsty and Delana come to mind)

And I’m going to break that rule again today!

You just see if I don’t!

You see, I just can’t wait any longer to see what Nikki at A Mother in France has been getting up to!

This is what she has to say for herself…

“Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m a busy English mother of 5, who 7 years ago swapped my life in England as an IT trainer and hotelier, to live the good live in rural South West France.

I live with my husband Gary and our children in a very large watermill in Haute-Garonne, which we will be renovating for the rest of our lives! We run 3 holiday apartments, Kingdom Vegetal Garden Centre and Landscaping business and a Gardening Club. I am in the process of writing a book about our experiences as a family living in France and decided to start a blog to offload ideas and see what people are really interested in reading about.”

So, as long as you don’t say anything to the A Taste Of Garlic Compliance and Sticking to the Rules Department

I’ll just dive in and….

See what I can find!


Read more about… A Mother in France


Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 7 – The lot that missed the bus!) - Assistants in France

assistants in france  Arriving Soon… The New Wave (Part 7 – The lot that missed the bus!)   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

Well, just when I thought that I’d rounded up all this year’s intake of Assistants in France I realised that there was another bunch hiding behind the bike sheds!

So, even though they’re all late for assembly….

I haven’t actually read the register yet so…

I’ll let them sneak in!

Ladies and Gentlemen (and anyone who’s been living in Brittany too long to be called either)…

This is the last bunch (I hope)…

The lot that missed the bus!


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