~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #167
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Author and now full-time resident French blogger Janine Marsh joined me on The Simple Sophisticate podcast today, and I must say, it was a most enjoyable conversation. I could have easily talked another hour or so just asking more questions about her life in France. But the good news is I can hop over to her blog The Good Life France at any time which is a wealth of a resource for all things France.
My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream is Marsh’s first book which is a detailed memoir of her journey from being a full-time Londoner, to buying a rundown barn in the northern countryside of France to refurbish and visit on weekends and holidays, to eventually becoming her and her husband’s full-time residence. The writing offers vivid imagery and insightful life revelations. All of this and more is discussed in today’s interview.
Below are a few images of the small town she now calls home along with a handful of the many animals who make their residence on her property: chickens, ducks, a cockerel named Gregory Peck who has an adventurous welcome story to their home which Janine shares in her book, as well as one of her many dogs, Bruno.
I think you’ll enjoy and get swept up in dreams of France. Thanks for stopping by and tuning in.
Show Notes (details shared in the conversation):
- How to say “I am lost” in French: Je suis perdu.
- The travel app Janine uses for her extensive and frequent travel throughout France: Google Maps
Janine Marsh’s book My Good Life In France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream
- Visit Janine’s blog The Good Life France
- Twitter: @frenchjanine
- Facebook: Good Life France
- Instagram: @thegoodlifefrance
~Note: Readers in the US, the publishers have pushed back the release date to August 25, 2017, which was originally set for August 7th.
~Janine with her black Labrador Bruno~
~The refurbished farm house~
~Janine with Gregory Peck, the cockerel~
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