A Taste of Garlic

St Bloggie de Riviere - Languedoc-Roussillon

languedoc roussillon  St Bloggie de Riviere   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceDesperately searching for a Life in France type blog that had even the slightest reference to Citroen 2CVs, Mushrooms or Lingerie, I luckily stumbled upon St Bloggie de Riviere!

Now, I’ll freely admit that there’s not many posts on the above subjects (in fact, there are none at all!  An omission that I’m sure will soon be rectified.)

But, there are plenty of lovely posts about a real life in France (Sarah lives near Montpellier with her two boys (13,8) and a cat called Ulysse.)

And really, anyone with a cat named Ulysse must have something interesting to say!

And Sarah certainly does.  I’ve got to admit, I’m bound to like anyone who buys a wine because of its name… Arse, in this case (and could I have a case of that, please!)

That post is also about Match – the dating service.  As Sarah mentions in the comments for that post… “One of the advantages of divorce is that you get to explore the crumpet that’s out there just waiting to be warmed and buttered…”

Hmmmm.  I do hope this review isn’t going to degenerate into all that smutty stuff!

So, I’ll not mention that Transparent Dress and the flash of Blue Knickers in the post about Dodgy Neighbours then.

I’d better not mention Pain de Pee either (and I urge  you not to read that post!!!), or Vibrator, Madam?

Instead, I’ll try to find some more typical posts that better describe this blog.

Sarah admits to once owning a Jumpsuit and, having not done the decent thing and burnt it, is now glad that they’re coming back into fashion (my dear, in some parts of Essex, they’ve never gone out of fashion!)

Fashion disasters aside, Sarah tells the strange tale of the French from Hell and then explains her life Being a FNEI.

She sums up her philosophy in Can’t be Arsed (she likes that word) and, whilst we’re on the subject, Bum Perception sees Sarah worrying about the size of  her nether regions.

And what, do I hear you ask, does all this have to do with life in France?

Well, everything.  Sarah has been in France for twenty one years and tells it as it is.

Personally I quite like the slight bitchiness of posts such as… Pushy Mummy, Tooth and Claw and A witch by any other name!

And so, I leave you with a post that actually mentions lingerie (although no 2CVs or mushrooms in sight), Get ’em off!

If you want to find out what life is like for a divorced mother of two who has a personal flea market shopper, head over to St Bloggie de Riviere! and take a look.

All the best

languedoc roussillon  St Bloggie de Riviere   because we all love reading blogs about life in France


  • By Sarah Hague, March 12, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    Thanks, Keith, for that super write-up!! I had forgotten the line about crumpets!!

    I don’t go mushrooming here so I’m afraid I don’t have much to say about them apart from life’s too short to stuff one. 🙂

    I really appreciated all the lovely things you said about my blogging!

  • By Ange, March 12, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    Keith this is a crack up – I’m dying to go over here and read it now! She doesn’t live that far from me and I’m sure she’s let out more ‘shared’ opinions than I’ve ever dared to!! Now, seeing as I live at La Rivière too… I know we have something else in common. Right – I have to go and write a post about a house sale that’s turned to vinaigre in a rather spectacular way! Must visit Sarah and get some work done first though – pity she has no mushrooms!

  • By Sarah Hague, March 13, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    Keith, in your honour, I have tried to recitify some of my sad omissions. My latest post is dedicated to you.

  • By Keith Eckstein, March 13, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    Many thanks Sarah; you have made my day!

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