Category Archives: Living in France

Back to it!

I can’t believe how long it is since I last blogged. Changing jobs and moving house were all-consuming tasks over the last 6 months (as we opt for a more “normal” lifestyle for a time), but now that I’m settled in … Continue reading

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My happy place

There is a little gem of a place quietly tucked away in central France called Argenton-sur-Creuse, and we are privileged to own a piece of it. Here is a glimpse of what this treasure of a town holds: Can you see why … Continue reading

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Argenton à vendre

So, after reading my blog, you’ve fallen in love with Argenton-sur-Creuse and want to buy your own little piece of this medieval town in the centre of France? Well, hop off the train, and a quick walk up Rue Gambetta will reveal … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Argenton-sur-Creuse is a delightful town at any time of year, but with a sprinkling of Christmas magic it just makes me smile a little wider than usual. Festivities begin in November: And there is plenty going on in town: Or simply walk around and … Continue reading

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Whatever the weather

No matter where you are in the world and what you are planning to do – you can’t control the weather. We are currently house-swapping – living in a house in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs while the owners are enjoying our house in … Continue reading

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Centering yourself in France

When you travel all the way to the other side of the world, it’s natural to want to make the most of your time and money and see everything you possibly can. But the truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

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Juliet would’ve been in trouble

Sometimes, a fairly simple thing ends up turning into a saga – like the tale of our ill-fated balcony… When we were first browsing the internet for a house in France (as you do), anything with a balcony beckoned us. The traditional ironwork … Continue reading

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The cold was the culprit

Coming back to our house in Argenton-sur-Creuse, France, after an extended period in Australia, I noticed some water spots underneath one of the old cast iron radiators… part of the central heating system on our “guest floor” which consists of a gas … Continue reading

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Shaking off the winter blues

The sun has finally made an appearance in Melbourne, Australia, after a winter that doesn’t seem to want to end. Melburnians might often say that it’s “freezing” but in reality the temperature here is really very mild. Nevertheless, I would rather be … Continue reading

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Year-round beauty

Our town in central France, Argenton-sur-Creuse is just gorgeous, all year round… As soon as we arrive there we breathe a sigh of relief to be out of the rat-race once more, and immediately settle back into the slower pace of life, when there’s … Continue reading

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