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From dream to reality – my life in France

From dream to reality - my life in France

When Expats Unite, the Euromayenne Craft Fair – 8th November, 2015.

November 23, 2015 by Susan Keefe

Because of the recent events in Paris I have waited to write this blog, however, this event was truly spectacular and deserves a mention. With over 80 exhibitors the fair… Read more…

The 21st Euromayenne Craft Fair – Sunday 8th November 2015.

November 6, 2015 by Susan Keefe

This Sunday, the 8th November, it is the 21st Euromayenne Craft Fair at the Hall des expositions, Mayenne, Normandy. The event has gained in popularity from year to year and this… Read more…

Categories: Art, Crafts, Events, food, France

The Loire Valley

October 14, 2015 by Susan Keefe

Living here sometimes is like a dream. Take yesterday for example. We decided to take a trip in a different direction and instead of seeing the chateaux between Tours and Saumur,… Read more…

Categories: France, History, River Loir

Exploring Montfort-le-Gesnois.

September 24, 2015 by Susan Keefe

Those who read my blog will know that my husband and I love exploring our beautiful adopted country. So, the other day we drove north-east and discovered the beautiful town… Read more…

Categories: France, Sarthe

Loches, Montresor and Montrichard

September 17, 2015 by Susan Keefe

If you work on the internet like I do, the last thing you need is for it to be cut off, through no fault of your own, just “Extremely rare… Read more…

The Tour de France visits our side of France.

July 7, 2015 by Susan Keefe

The famous Tour de France will be coming our direction on the 10th July, Stage 7 of the event Livarot / Fougères . For those who want to cheer the… Read more…

Categories: cycling, Events

Report on the Classic British Welcome at Saint Saturnin

June 13, 2015 by Susan Keefe

Sport and classic car enthusiasts who attended the Classic British Welcome held yesterday at Saint Saturnin near Le Mans did not allow the weather to deter them. The event was… Read more…

A Classic British Welcome for the 24 hour Grand Prix at Le Mans.

June 11, 2015 by Susan Keefe

The 24 Hour Race at Le Mans is always a very important event, and those who attend, or who live locally like ourselves are able to enjoy the many events which… Read more…

Categories: Cars, France, Le Mans, motorsport, Racing

An afternoon with Exhibition Organiser and Artist Ann Pollard.

June 6, 2015 by Susan Keefe

The other day, after a couple of false starts, I finally had the pleasure of meeting Ann Pollard at her beautiful home deep in the Sarthe countryside. Now Ann is… Read more…

Festival des Arts – Sunday 24th May 2015 at Luche-Pringe 72800

May 21, 2015 by Susan Keefe

This Sunday, the 24th May there is a Festival des Arts in a small but lovely village called Luche-Pringe,  http://www.maplandia.com/france/pays-de-la-loire/sarthe/la-fleche/luche-pringe/ which is on the banks of the river Loir.   The… Read more…