Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

It's been an exciting week...I was amazed and thrilled to be chosen by Jacqui at The French Village Diaries Blog to receive the Versatile Blogger Award. Jacqui also lives in France with her family and is passionate about all things French. Jacqui cleverly combines her love of France, writing and books by reviewing books on a French theme.

The Versatile Blogger Award is a great way for bloggers to introduce and promote quality blogs that their followers might not otherwise discover. Here are four blogs I enjoy reading and would like to pass The Versatile Blogger Award onto.

Couleur Campagne is a beautiful blog in French and a visual treat eclectic mix of beautiful things that Tinou has created or discovered. The blog is illustrated with gorgeous photography. Everything has a French flair whether it is a country kitchen, wild flowers, clever crafts, or something vintage. pops into my inbox three times a week, it's a peek into the family life of Kristin Espinasse, an American married to Jean-Marc a winemaker. They live in the south of France with their teenage children. Each post includes useful French phrases and vocabulary. Kirstin is now a successful author, two books of her stories have been published.

Blossoming in Provence and Words...French Life Lessons in Language and Love.

Southern Fried French written by Lynn McBride, an American who lives in a chateau here in Burgundy. Lynn writes for magazines in the US and UK and is about to have an ebook published called I Dare Say. How to Learn A New Language With A Used Brain. Lynn's Southern Fried French blog captures the flavour of village life in France and her friends and neighbours exploits often make me smile. The blog always includes a recipe or two.

And the blog that first inspired me is French Essence written by Vicki Archer. Dividing her time between London and Provence, Vicki's blog is glamorous and gorgeous. Full of the interior's that she loves, fashion, gardens and sheer style. The blog is named after one of Vicki's books, French Essence. If you love French style - this is for you.

Reading all the above blogs gives me great pleasure, for different reasons. Although they do all have a French theme and share fascinating insight into living the French life ..they help me enjoy my life here even more and I hope they all continue to share their amazing lives and times.



  1. Thank you SO much for the Versatile Blogger Award, I'm honored! I so enjoy reading your blog and the others you mentioned as well.
    Love your post on 'les bises', which is going to be sent to all our expat friends here who struggle with that. And the little cartoon with advice on bisous is absolutely hilarious!

  2. Thank you so much for including me... I was very excited to read this and to be included on your lovely blog with such fabulous company... Enjoy your weekend... xv