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melissatlake

My favorite boulangerie in Annecy, Franceβ€”all decked out for Christmas.

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movinglouise

πŸ₯” Swipe for close up on another one of my good angles πŸ’β€β™€οΈ . Love and stay you ✨ //Moving Louise

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_outside_thebox

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! My first ever cold Christmas ❄ and real Christmas Tree. There is definitely something lovely about being on the colder side of Christmas...we will head out to some Christmas markets and maybe ice skating this weekend (although rain is scheduled) . . . . . . . . . #Relocation #france #movingtofrance #paris #charentemaritime #familyoffour #opportunity #whynot #inspo #livingthedream #effieltower #nztofrance #interiordesign #learningfrench #wine #cheese #baguettes #love #family #changes #relocatingtofrance #movingtofrance #kiwi #wine #renovation #maison #reno #diyhomedecor #renovation

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melissatlake

Market day here in Annecy, France! LOVE being back again. Grateful for time with my kids in such a charming place!

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melissatlake

At the MarchΓ© de NoΓ«l in Annecy, France. A childhood dream!

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frugalfrance

Christ, the UK. You couldn’t write this stuff. When I’m in France writing my novel I will have my birth country to thank for such experience of political drama. πŸ™ˆπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ #brexitdrama #icanbarelykeepup #canthepoundnotbeonitsarseplease #kindaimportantforus #movingtofrance #brexit

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thefrenchhideout

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frugalfrance

Well that’s quite enough for one day. We’ve managed to get 85% of our belongings into the storage unit including our washing machine, dishwasher and yes, the fridge! So we are living on wine for the next few days apparently... πŸ™ˆ We have had SO much help from our AMAZING friends and neighbours @jamie_wideopen and @littlegoldvase without whom we couldn’t have done anything. Now to sit back and watch Home Alone on @channel4 with a red wine or 10🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷then a takeaway to reward our hard workers πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ† #movingtofrance #whataday #frugalblogger #thatstoragelife #frenchblog #britishblogger #movingblog #passthewine #soknackered #ihardlyliftedanythingandimdead

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frugalfrance

The beginnings of the move... πŸ™„ 8 weeks half price though. Rude not to... πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ† #hellobigyellow #frugalblogger #storagesolutions #storemylifeplease #countdowntomoving #movingtofrance #stilldoesntfeelreal #tomorrowisabigday

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rleighg

What's it really like though? It's not all rainbows and croissants, the beer fridge is on the windowsill, so is the everything else fridge, the fire almost died on my lonely sausage tonight and I had to run to the cave for more wood, the cat doesn't even visit anymore because it's 12 degrees inside with the heat on and the backdoor doesn't stay shut in the wind. I'm running off two power points and some extension leads, I sit by myself at the table reading every night and I get to see Niall over the shitty internet connection on occasion. I've tried to make the bathroom warmer with a roll of insulation and the barn is actually full of straw that I can't even give away.... I had a shower today....first one since Sunday.... But, the view takes your breath away. The neighbour compliments me on my improved French and I've learned to drive a manual, up and down a mountain, I avoid the auto check-out now and try to pretend to be french. You say hello to everyone, hoping they'll ask you something just to see if you can wing it some more. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else... just wish you were here too. #thebarn #lagrange #grange #hautesavoie #lamaison #lechat #thecat #cat #itscoldoutside #aintallitscrackeduptobe #movingtofrance #aimelaplagne #laplagne1800

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frugalfrance

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expatmaineiac

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expatmaineiac

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expatmaineiac

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theaverageskier

Seasonnaire family. Ski passes have arrived. #ski #skiing #movingtofrance #laclusaz #aravis

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expatmaineiac

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expatmaineiac

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frugalfrance

So I’ve arranged for the estate agent to hand over the keys on completion day and we hope to be off and on our way early on the morning of the 13th. I’ve just realised that’s my lucky number too. It’s meant to be! Today’s jobs and daily dose of #frugality includes using our @tescofood clubcard points to buy vouchers for the channel tunnel crossing. Whatever vouchers you might have in terms of money off shopping are trebled when you buy a voucher through their reward system, and at Β£19 per cat for the pleasure of the journey (rip-off right?!) I’ll take whatever discount I can get! Otherwise I shall be listing on eBay all day and trying to shift the last of our items on selling sites. Wish me luck! πŸ€ #movinghome #alonglistofjobs #movingtofrance #letunnel #channeltunnel #tesco #tescoclubcard #frugalmoving #diyhousemove #onlineseller #thatebaylife #ebayseller #countdowntofrance #cantwait

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frugalfrance

So I’ve woken up this morning to the realisation that we have only 9 days left as residents of the UK. It’s a complicated feeling that accompanies that knowledge - on the one hand I cannot wait to go. This is the culmination of months of hard work and effort, and on the other it’s almost as if I hadn’t quite believed it would really happen. The struggle to get to this point has been enormous and we are exhausted - time now to push through this last week or so to get us to our new home πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ˜Š #movingisuponus #movingtofrance #hautevienne #saintleonarddenoblat #frenchville #lafrance #tuesdaymotivation #gottagetthroughthis #movinghome #escapetofrance #anewlife #timeforarest #francais #frenchstreetstyle #frenchstreet #frenchstreets

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frugalfrance

A festive (liquid) dinner for two πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ - not really but we have to drink them before we move because there’s just no more room in the car! πŸ˜‚ #passthehenry #mondaynightdinner #premovingdrinks #ciderwasfruitonce #basicallyoneofmyfiveaday #movingtofrance #cider

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theaverageskier

Check us out. We got a mention in @frenchpropertynews and Hadley made page 33. #movingtofrance #laclusaz #alps #ski #relocating

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rachel.al.sch

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weddingstorywriter

I'm so fascinated with the architecture in France. We think 100-year-old homes are old here in the US, while in Europe it’s considered to be relatively young. I keep talking to my hubby about moving to France or at least owning property there so that I may renovate it. Does anyone want to go in on a castle with me? (joking!) (kind of). πŸ˜‰ #france #movingtofrance #parisfrance #frenchcountrystyle #frenchcountryside #chateau #destinationwedding #destinationweddingplanner #weddingstorywriter #elopement #elopeinparis #elope #filmphotographer Photo @maruphotography | @frenchgreyevents | florals @dafioridesign @lartisanworkshop @gibsonbespoke | gown @thelaceatelier | mua @jenlagers

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frugalfrance

Sunday night = my favourite TV show... any ideas?? πŸ€”πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ˜† #itsreallynothardtoguess #suchaddictivetv #imaginingourfrenchlife #notlongnow #christmasinfrance #arewethereyet #movingtofrance

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_outside_thebox

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_outside_thebox

AIM - A cake that looks like a mound of dirt...I think we achieved that. #dinosaurcake Our big boy is 5 today and we are having a dinosaur party. This is a Nutella cake with nutella buttercream icing and nutella ganache, i think we are kreping @nutellafr in business!! . . . . . . . . . #Relocation #france #movingtofrance #paris #charentemaritime #familyoffour #opportunity #whynot #inspo #livingthedream #effieltower #nztofrance #interiordesign #learningfrench #wine #cheese #baguettes #love #family #changes #relocatingtofrance #movingtofrance #kiwi #wine #renovation #maison #reno #diyhomedecor #renovation

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movinglouise

πŸ₯” decided it is a good idea anyway πŸ™ . #welcometomypotatovlog #expatlife

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frugalfrance

#adventcalendar time! πŸŽ„πŸ™Œ If every time I have to look at this pile of stuff looming over us in the lounge I get to eat an advent chocolate then I genuinely think that will help πŸ˜‚ #dairyfree chocolate treats thanks to my mum (I’m 34 and advent calendars are very much still appreciated) and @thefreefromkitchenco πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ #yesiknowimtoooldforthis #butitmakesmehappy #saturdayathome #saturdaybrunch #dontlookatthelounge #movingmayhem #movingboxeseverywhere #movingtofrance #plantbasedgoodness #veganadventcalendar #veganchocolate

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expatmaineiac

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relocatesmart

Did you know that a new mobility law was just passed in the French senate, the ELAN law? It concerns leases with a duration of 1 to 10 months to assist with your professional mobility challenges. No security deposit will be required! Do you know about the new opportunities in store by Action Logement? The Mobili-Pass continues which we can manage for you, and new assistance is in the works for 2019. You can count on our team to be updated on recent evolutions in the French real estate market to better advise you. Informative training by the M. Olivier Barrat, Operational Director of Action Logement Services, and the head of the French syndicat of furnished apartments, amongst others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #relocationprofessional #mobilipass #actionlogement #movingtofrance #frenchrealestate @actionlogement

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_outside_thebox

Another room nearly finished. We did the big tree from cut up pallets we got for free. Such a cool statement piece - oh and adore our @wildandsoft animals 🐯 🐘 on the wall and our @ikeafrance panda 🐼 . . . . . . . . . #Relocation #france #movingtofrance #paris #charentemaritime #familyoffour #opportunity #whynot #inspo #livingthedream #effieltower #nztofrance #interiordesign #learningfrench #wine #cheese #baguettes #love #family #changes #relocatingtofrance #movingtofrance #kiwi #wine #renovation #maison #reno #diyhomedecor #renovation

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relocatesmart

Meet a few of the incredible relocation professionals we work with in Marseille, Lille, Lyon and Bordeaux. We all work to serve you better! Wonderful evening in this historic 15th century hospice, nicely transformed to gorgeous hotel and spa @hermitage_gantois in the center of Lille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #smartrelocationfrance #relocation #movingtofrance #yoursatisfactionisoursuccess

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rleighg

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adventurous.epicurean

So I’ve moved to a beautiful Medieval city named Chartres in the north-centre. It’s the capital of the Eure-et-Loir region of France, near the Centre but not quite, as Paris is just an hour away. It’s known for a massive Gothic and Romanesque steepled 13th-century Cathedral which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the city then leads downhill to here, the Eure River. Autumn is in full swing, so the city is strewn with gorgeous red, yellow and orange-hued trees. This region of France is extremely popular with tourists because of the Chateaux, Museums, Wineries, Timbered houses and of course the Food! πŸ₯˜ _______________________________________ #travelphotography #TriniAdventuresinFrance #frenchlifeπŸ‡«πŸ‡· #chartres #chartresriver #eureriver #femaletraveler #franceπŸ‡«πŸ‡· #eureetloirtourisme #autumncolours #autumn #riverside #bridgesinFrance #chartreslife #trinidadianinFrance #travelfrance #travelchartres #autumninFrance #automneπŸ‚ #movingtoFrance #frenchlife #franceadventures #travelblog #travelblogger

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rleighg

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frugalfrance

So today we are crossing EVERYTHING for the exchange to happen πŸ˜–πŸ€ž - the communication in our chain has been shockingly bad and it’s felt rubbish to be unable to influence anything as the issues are happening at the bottom, while we are at the top. So to offset these ongoing frustrations we have been spending lots of time with friends and family saying our goodbyes before the move. One of our newer family traditions has been to go bowling every Christmas Eve... so yesterday we went bowling a little early to make up for our absence. Please send positive thoughts this way for administrative success today, we need it! πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ˜¬ #bowling #bowlinglife #bristol #familyday #christmaseve #familytradition #movinghome #movingtofrance #brexit #sellinghouses #moving #included #bowltime #happyweekend #noworkmonday #earlyretirement #bowlinginbristol #lanes #mondays

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thechateausisters

Celebrating chateau sister Sarah’s birthday πŸŽ‚today at the FrenchπŸ‡«πŸ‡· restaurant C’est Bon. It is a record breaking 43.6 degrees πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€here in Cairns today thank God for air conditioning and champagne! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸΎ#newlifeinfrance #aussiesisters #missingfrance #birthday #lovefrance #aussiesinfrance #movingtofrance #anotheryearolder #anotheryearolderandwise#lifebeginsat50 #

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movinglouise

😁 How I feel about starting indoor season tomorrow πŸ’ͺ . #longjump #60m

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frugalfrance

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awilsontaylor

What’s more rare than a double rainbow appearing right above your house? A NEW VIDEO FROM US ON YOUTUBE!??!? Well buy that lottery ticket because today’s your lucky day. Even the sky is celebrating our latest upload - LINK IN BIO β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸˆπŸΊπŸΎπŸ˜‡ . . . . . #rainbow #doublerainbow #rainbow🌈 #France #YouTube #youtuber #vlog #blog #movingtofrance #escapetothechateau #anewlifeinthesun #aplaceinthesun #lake #nature #countryside #renovation #diy

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adventurous.epicurean

As promised πŸ™‚ I’ve accepted a job in France for a while, (don’t worry it’s not permanent!) and therefore this here account will undergo some changes. Of course, it will always be food-oriented but I will now be sharing the sights, sounds and experiences of being a Trinidadian girl living on her own and eating, cooking & sightseeing through France. Bienvenue! πŸ‡«πŸ‡· _____________________________________________________ #TriniAdventuresinFrance #movingtoFrance #frenchlife #franceadventures #blogannouncement

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stephenhurst1

Bonjour du Poole ! Next stop Cherbourg aboard MV Barfleur πŸ›³πŸššπŸ‡«πŸ‡· Space for part load removals available from France back to the UK next week contact Stephen on smartmovers@hotmail.co.uk www.smartmovesremovals.co.uk #movingtofrance#removals#smartmovesoflytham#mantrucks

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frugalfrance

Still no house exchange here 😩 so I’m cheering myself up with a reminder that we will soon (hopefully) be living in a place that has such reverence for bread that they have baguette vending machines πŸ₯–πŸ™ŒπŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ· β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 #lafranceprofonde #buyingahouseinfrance #livefrugally #frugallife #liveonless #earlyretirement

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livingfrance

Col du Grand Ballon mountain pass in the Vosges. We explore the mountain regions of France in our December issue. Out now! (Link in description) πŸ“· Leonid Andronov / Getty Images #France #mountains #topoftherange #highlife #vosges #livingfrance #movingtofrance #wheretolive #livinginfrance

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frugalfrance

NEW Blog Post: The most frugal way to sign the Compromis de Vente, 1 of 2 *link in profile* β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 #lafranceprofonde #buyingahouseinfrance #livefrugally #frugallife #liveonless #earlyretirement

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livingfrance

The December issue of Living France is out today. Read all about PyrΓ©nΓ©es-Orientales, get expert advice on pensions and tax. And we're in the festive mood with our gift guide, event planner, and we take a look at an apartment in Paris that is full of yuletide joy. #christmas #mountains #decemberissue #outnow #gapyear #livingfrance #giftguide #francophile #deckthehalls #noel #movingtofrance #livinginfrance #expatinfrance #britinfrance #lifeinfrance

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rleighg

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frugalfrance

And we are on our way home 😊 with a bit of luck this will be our last flight through #limogesairport for a while... next time we come back we will be driving with two chubby cats and a few clothes, toiletries and the remnants of our kitchen cupboards. We are hoping for an exchange on the #Bristol house today, wish us luck! πŸ€žπŸ‡«πŸ‡· β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 #lafranceprofonde

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frugalfrance

The patisserie in France is a thing of beauty. Today we checked out our nearest #bio shop as we love to cook and our plant-based diet means we make a lot of things from scratch. Then we sort of β€œfell” into this #boulangerie to look at the beautiful cakes and breads. I am in awe 😯🍰πŸ₯πŸ₯– β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 #lafranceprofonde

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rleighg

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frugalfrance

And just like that we’ve signed the first contract (one of two) for our french house. Because life is short and we want more from it than to work to pay off a mortgage. Here’s to a very different future πŸ₯‚πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‘ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 @frenchpropertynews

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frugalfrance

Bonjour Γ  vous! We have spent this morning having a second viewing of the house and it’s even better than we remembered 🀩 After a quick stop for lunch we are now driving to the notaire to sign the Compromis de Vente and will later on be having dinner with our hosts for the weekend @sante_yoga πŸ™Œ wish us luck! πŸ€žπŸ€πŸ‘πŸ‡«πŸ‡· β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87

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frugalfrance

Who doesn’t like a drained lake? This is #lacdevassiviΓ¨re, one of France’s largest lakes, and the largest in the Limousin. Today we drove round it, walked on the empty beaches and shivered, because despite the November sun it was COLD πŸ‘Œβ„οΈ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #limousin #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87

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frugalfrance

The market at La Croisille-sur-Briance is run on the 18th of every month all year round. We visited today and saw all kinds of typically french fare: chickens, ducks, rabbits, geese, cheese, meats, wine, plants, trees, clothes and tools. Oh and an almost unending selection of slippers πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ we didn’t buy anything but it was great to see so many people out in one place - so often here we barely see a soul (which is kind of why we are moving here) but it’s a nice reminder that there will be people to meet and speak our rusty french with πŸ—£πŸ‘₯πŸ—£ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 #frenchmarket #marketinfrance #sundaymarket #marche #limousin

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frugalfrance

I promised you #autumnal and France does not disappoint. The view from our @airbnb this morning πŸπŸ‚πŸ™Œ #nifilterneeded We have risen β€œearly” (we are an hour ahead of the UK after all πŸ˜‚) to head out to a monthly #frenchmarket in the commune of La Croisille-sur-Briance. After that we are going to explore a drained lake and look forward to closing the day with plenty of fantastic local wine, for tomorrow we buy our #french house πŸ™ŒπŸ₯‚πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‘ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87 #autumnleaves #autumninfrance #autumnal #fall #fallinfrance

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rleighg

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rleighg

We finally get to take our own photographs in the house #longefoy #lamaison #movingtofrance #hautesavoie

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_outside_thebox

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stephenhurst1

MV Mont St.Michel a very welcome sight rarely spotted in Cherbourg taking me home this afternoon @brittanyferries #cherbourg#smartmovesoflytham#movingtofrance

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wen_kalvino

Frankrijk - In Januari gaan we weer terug naar Frankrijk. Alle afspraken zijn bevestigd. Heel spannend maar enorm veel zin in. ▫️▫️▫️ #movingtofrance #someday #love #family #followyourdream #lacruese #france #francefarm #cantwait #positiveenergy

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frugalfrance

I wish I were this relaxed... πŸ‘€πŸˆ today has been spent taking care of admin tasks, food shopping, listing things for sale to minimise moving items and preparing for work this evening. I tend to work in the afternoon and evenings (I’m a private talking therapist and this is when people are generally available for therapy) so I use the mornings to take care of the jobs that others might do when they get in from work. I have to say I don’t love this arrangement and it’s something that I plan to change when we are on the other side of the channel - it takes away from time with my partner and eating regular meals together which means I often eat things that are less-than-great (albeit plant-based) and my sleep is disturbed because my brain hasn’t had chance to wind down. It also means that this little fluff ball waking me at 6.30am every day for breakfast makes for a long day when I sometimes don’t get home til after 9pm. So I’m looking forward to closing down my business here, having a few weeks off, registering as a #microentrepreneur in France and getting things going there. Just waiting on the house exchanging... πŸ˜– β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #movingtofrance #brexitmove #escapingbrexit #frenchdream #expatlife #francophile #hautevienne #nouvelleaquitaine #bristol #unitedkingdom #peoplesvote #transitionperiod #movinghome #relocating #emigrating #immigrantlife #anewlifeinfrance #escapetofrance #escapetothecountry #escapeto87

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brummie_lisa

Good morning, bonjour, comment ca va? I’m trying to introduce a bit of French into my daily life to keep me practicing lol x this is the last of my pumpkins from the allotment and I thought he deserved a face. The wierd thing is when you walk past him you tend to return the smile#pumpkin#practisingmyfrench#movingtofrance#tryandsmiledaily

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