Welcome to Life on La Lune – a Journey Through Life in Southwest France

Welcome to Life on La Lune, my French life blog. “La lune” is French for the moon. This is the name of the lieu-dit (locality) in Southwest France where our 18th-century farmhouse is situated. The name almost certainly has nothing to do with the moon, but it’s intriguing nonetheless. We have lived here since 1997, and I’m a British writer and novelist.

Life on La Lune relates episodes from our French life, snippets about French history, culture and customs, and details of things happening in our area.

I try to tell it as it is and not to romanticise life in France. After so many years, je ne regrette rien, and I love living here, even if aspects of French life are still unfathomable.

I also love hearing about other people’s experiences of France, so do leave a comment underneath a post if you feel moved to do so. I always reply.

Life on La Lune now has a Facebook page. There, you’ll find additional photos, info and snippets about France that don’t fit on the blog. And you can comment on posts there, too, if you’re on Facebook. I look forward to seeing you there.

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Bonne continuation !

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