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France Today
Johhny is originally form Britain and has lived in France off-and-on for the past seven years. He blogs about politics, sports, reviews, travel. A slice of life in France.
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Debbie
14:45 PM October 28, 2012

Wonderfully written text... and I fully recognise myself as a commercial addict... And I'm never one to get up and put the kettle on when the commercials come on... I leave it to my husband... as for the cashmere commercial... well, I hope Arthur (that's my significant other) will see the yeti commercial (is it a yeti?) and think "Oh... that's something that Debbie would love to have for Christmas"... so who knows, I'll keep you posted!

Christophe
14:57 PM October 28, 2012

Very informative, well written with a good sense of humour, and - what's important - always relevant to what's going on in France. Look forward to read more!

Jay
21:26 PM October 28, 2012

Normally a cynic when it comes to foreigners blogging about the country they live in, I've had to come off my high-horse with France Today. This guy nails every topic with incisive, informed writing topped off with great wit -- and I don't usually subscribe to the British sense of humor! How does he do it? And is this Summerton dude planning to write a compilation of his best posts for publishing? It would make a phenomenal Xmas present for all my colleagues who often send round his stories about Les Frogs to each other! Alors? Allez, Johnny make our day!

M
16:37 PM October 29, 2012

super duper!

Harry B.
09:54 AM October 30, 2012

What I especially love about this blog is the gently mocking approach in the way many of the stories are written. There is an eclectic range of posts, but what I really enjoy finding out more about are some of the singers and groups featured in Friday's French music break. Keep it up.

Tom Linley
11:15 AM November 04, 2012

Super blog by an incredible writer, bravo!

Deirdre
16:32 PM November 09, 2012

I'm a fan of the France-today blog. I never know what I'm going to read, sometimes it's politics, sometimes it's arty, sometimes it's complete non-sense. But it's always well written and amusing.

Max Dee
14:43 PM December 04, 2012

This is such an intelligent blog, very well written and always worth a read.

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