Since we arrived here for the summer, my inbox has seen a surge of questions about my earlier content on France. Where’s that post on your French pharmacy picks? Didn’t you do a write-up on affordable French souvenirs? What was that book on French parenting we discussed? So I thought it might be helpful to include a brief guide to some of the most popular posts from our years living in France.
On French Schools:
– This was our first report.
– This post talks about the legendary and formidable French school supply lists.
– Another school update plus an update on how the language immersion was coming along.
– If you’d like more, I wrote 10 posts on French schooling total.
On French households:
– This post includes my observations about laundry and ironing and got a big response.
– This is about shutters in France, which I had no idea were a big deal until I got here.
– This is about how trash is collected in the countryside.
On French Parenting:
– More on French parenting.
– French kids eat everything.
On Exploring France:
– Our first visit to Mont St. Michel. Happily, we ended up visiting many, many times because it was a popular request from our house guests. We even made a video about a pilgrimmage to Mont St. Michel.
– Attending the French Open.
– How to Visit the Loire Valley in a Day.
– Other spots we frequented were Honfleur & Deauville — a fishing village and famous umbrellaed beach.
– If you’d like there are lots more French Tourism posts.
On French Souvenirs:
– Five Fabulous French Souvenirs under $5. This one was a mega-hit.
– And here are five more awesome souvenirs..
– I did a series of 3 posts on French pharmacy picks. I started with Gwyneth Paltrow’s recommendations and then tried some of my own picks too.
On French Food:
– Our first post about how we shop and eat in France — written shortly after we moved here.
– All about French dairy products, particularly the lovely containers. This summer, the first thing we put in our fridge was these same yogurts!
– A little bit about the French tradition of Gouter, or afternoon snack.
– Our love letter to the French Bakery.
– And this is the last post I wrote about French food — a follow up to our first food post, shared as we were headed home.
I hope you find this list of links helpful. My question for you: Is there anything in particular you’d like to me cover while I’m here this summer? Let me know!
P.S. — Here’s one more sweet post on homesickness.