Multifarious meanderings

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Multifarious meanderings
English humour from a British mother of three lost somewhere in the depths of the Hérault valley. Village life, French tax forms, the paradox of the French and fast food, people-spotting on the beach, and much more.
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  • A War of Words: The Pen and the Kalashnikov. 1 week ago   On Sunday morning, I awoke in beautiful, permissive, perverted France. I swung my legs over the side of the bed and went down to the kitchen. I prepared the filter coffee, and put a couple of butter croissants in … Continue reading →
  • The Story of Evil Git and the Surprise Car Colectomy. 2 months ago It is Wednesday morning, and MM is sitting at her kitchen table between the chocolate chip brioche and the Nutella pot with a face longer than a queue for a One Direction concert. She is holding a coffee in her hand, but … Continue reading →
  • UPROOTED AND UNDILUTED: ZE book! 1 month ago MM is quivering with excitement. Mrs Playmo is nervously chewing her claws and glugging down buckets of rosé at the window of her mansion. Yes, something mysterious is afoot in MM’s world… Want to know more? You know you do. … Continue reading →
  • Couch to Five K: Gertie Grit and Getting Fit. 4 months ago One fateful day in the vineyards at the end of January, I decided to prove to myself that I was fit. I was on a roll – after 31 days of abstinence, I had successfully put an end to my equivalent … Continue reading →
  • Debunking the Myths: Summertime Survival in the South of France. 6 months ago The school holidays have arrived and the temperatures have soared outside. A blanket of heat has descended on MM’s Languedoc home. Like every year, I have evaluated the insufficient available space for my angular frame between the frozen peas and the … Continue reading →

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  • The Ten Commandments for Visiting the Languedoc, France Writing Contest March 2013 Every summer, tourists eagerly chase their way through the Languedoc on an enthusiastic pilgrimage from one cross on the guide book to the next. As I see them bowl past, noses glued to their sat navs en route for the next horrifically expensive car...
  • Maytime Mayhem: the eye of the French working cyclone Working Abroad It is May. We’re in France. I have a job. So does my husband. My kids go to school and don’t play truant. So why are we all at home on a week day? Because it’s a bank holiday. Again. I never thought I needed regularity, with the exception...
  • Ten Beret Good Things to Know About France and the French. Expat Blog Awards 2013 When I first arrived in France with my rose-tinted spectacles firmly jammed on the end of my nose, I secretly hoped for a Doisneau world in which accordeons were played on street corners, vendors sold flowers to kissing couples on wrought iron park... Expat Blog Awards 2013: France Bronze Award!

This blog won the Bronze Award for best expat blog in France!

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Website Reviews » There are 27 reviews on Multifarious meanderings

13:28 PM November 25, 2012

One of my favorite blog ever !!!

13:34 PM November 25, 2012

Thank you for making me laugh so hard ! I love your blog.

13:36 PM November 25, 2012

Very very Goooooood

13:37 PM November 25, 2012

This blog is hilarious and very informative. I recommend.

13:39 PM November 25, 2012

British humour at its best!

14:27 PM November 25, 2012

One of the few blogs I make the effort to read on a regular basis!

18:04 PM November 25, 2012

Un blog frais, diversifié, aussi pétillant que peut l'être son auteure !

21:06 PM November 25, 2012

My only and FAVORITE blog !!! Humor with a kind of "french mauvaise foi" ! Thank you Miss L.

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21:15 PM November 25, 2012

MM gets my vote! MM lives in France with Husband PF, Bigfoot, Rugby-boy and Little My (oh... and a Smelly Dog)- and blogs about their daily life there, with lots of funny and entertaining bits thrown in for good measure, and lots of British humour. Check out their blog!

07:32 AM November 26, 2012

funny and fabulous

20:42 PM November 26, 2012

...British humour doesn't come any better

23:47 PM November 26, 2012

How many wonderful things can I say about MM - they would never end! She is fantastic & her blog so entertaining! She deserves the reward with highest honors. You only allow 5 Stars - I'd give her 10!

08:58 AM November 27, 2012

My favourite very good!

11:36 AM November 27, 2012

hilarious !

12:06 PM November 27, 2012

Yo, of course it has what it takes to win! Hopla geiss, let's all vote for this amazing blog!

Pecora Nera
08:50 AM November 28, 2012

Brilliant blog, very funny. I read it on a Monday morning when I need cheering up.

09:31 AM November 28, 2012

Gently comic, wryly observant, sometimes searching, often stimulating, never dull - this woman simply loves life!

10:43 AM November 28, 2012

Just great !!

JH Lignot
07:05 AM December 11, 2012

Great work, thank you for doing it. keep going!

10:00 AM December 11, 2012

Refreshing to read, taking the rough with the smooth and the light with the dark. Thank you!

15:21 PM December 11, 2012

I love this blog! It has a little bit of everything and very funny and witty !

17:05 PM December 11, 2012

This blog reminds me of P.G.Wodehouse's numerous writings, so typically British humor. She largely deserves a five stars.

04:17 AM December 12, 2012

Fun and lively blog. Keeps you waiting for the next post. Also this blogger promotes other bloggers and interacts with their followers. 5***** rating from here!

23:45 PM December 12, 2012

I always take the time to read her journal because it's reality in a funny way. Love it!

15:50 PM December 13, 2012

A new reader to this blog, I've already signed up to get updates as it's witty, intelligent and well written. Just the sort of blog I like!

22:33 PM December 13, 2012

Just love it ! So witty and funny

06:20 AM December 14, 2012

i love the fun way every thing is written...

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