The French Christmas compromise

Spending the Christmas season in France is a dream come true for many. And yet, this Australian still finds white Christmases slightly unnerving.




Christmas in Australia: 40° Celsius and over 16000km away from France

Les cloches de l’église ne sonneront pas la fin de la messe de minuit, il n’y aura pas de coquilles Saint-Jacques au repas du réveillon et je transpire dans ma culotte. C’est Noël et je suis paumée à Broken Hill, Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, flanquée d’une réception téléphonique hasardeuse.



French Music Monday: Oh Christmastime

Here at Ma Vie Française™ we understand that Mondays can be a drag, so we bring you a selection of French musicians and French-language songs to help start your week. Because if you’re going to force yourself through a Monday, it might as well have theme music. We’ve got some French Christmas carols for you this Monday…



My Christmas trip to France

Since it was Christmas Eve, they were serving champagne. What an excellent idea! Two glasses of pink champagne later, my husband was beginning to feel a little warm and fuzzy.