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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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  • Friday's French music break - Lisa Angell, "N'oubliez pas" 2 months ago France wins the Eurovision Song Contest after 38 year long wait.Well, that might well be the dream of France Télévisions executives who, in their infinite wisdom, have chosen a song that could have sealed victory several decades ago.But that "dream" risks becoming a repeat nightmare of last...
  • Valérie Trierweiler's "non-interview" interview on France 3 TV 4 months ago It was surely the most peculiar of interviews; at the same time both surrealist and seemingly beamed in from a parallel universe.Valérie Trierweiler's first appearance on French TV since her bust-up with the French president, François Hollande, THAT ("political memoire") book and promotional tour...
  • (Not) Understanding French politics - the Macron reform 5 months ago Quite an ambitious headline, but don't worry, this isn't about to become a pedagogical piece on the finer details of the French political system.Neither is it going to be a dumbed-down version pandering to the lowest common denominator.Rather it's a simple but hopefully informative observation as...
  • Online banking made easy - French style 5 months ago Notice anything...er...ever-so-slightly out of place in the title?Hint...the idea of a service being both "uncomplicated" and "French" at the same time - two attributes which, sadly, so often reveal themselves to be contradictory.Of course, that's a gross generalisation. Or it would be if it...
  • Friday's French music break - Keen'V, "Saltimbanque" 5 months ago Friday's French music break this week has more than a feel of Bollywood about it. It's "Saltimbanque" by Kevin Bonnet, better known by his stage name,  Keen'V.Quite frankly, the 32-year-old might not be among the greatest singers around but that hasn't detracted from his popular appeal and he has...

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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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