Sara in Le Petit Village

Sara in Le Petit Village
I arrived in Le Petit Village on the 26th September 2009. It was a Saturday morning. Before that flight to Nice, I had spent six years in Dublin working in the downward spiraling banking sector.
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Website Reviews » There are 64 reviews on Sara in Le Petit Village

Yolène (Crème De Citron)
21:44 PM November 27, 2012

Only found this blog a few days ago while wandering on Expats Blog. It is very cleverly written and quite funny! I love seeing my home country from the eyes of an other expat. Brilliant!

French Foodie In Dublin
23:12 PM December 01, 2012

Sara lived in Dublin where I live and now lives in France where I'm from. It's great to read her perspective, I love her blog!

Joy (My Turkish Joys)
10:07 AM December 04, 2012

I love hearing Sara's story about her family life in France, what adventures she's up to and even celebrating her first Thanksgiving there. A great read!

06:23 AM December 11, 2012

Sara mixes beautiful descriptions of her environment with a distintive creative voice and point of view which always makes for a compelling read! It's truly brilliant stuff.

Rainey Vivier
08:33 AM December 11, 2012

Love this blog! Sara came to France with a great attitude and a sense of humor. As a fellow American living in France, I appreciate and enjoy every post. Thanks Sara!

13:54 PM December 11, 2012

Sara and her French clan make me smile inside out - I love reading about all of them!

17:12 PM December 11, 2012

Have been reading Sara's funny, poignant, and charming blog for a couple of years now. I'm yet another American in France, and I came by way of Ireland, too. But it's not just what's in's just a great blog!

04:00 AM December 12, 2012

This blog has it all! It's funny, insightful, honest and an excellent rendition of life in France from an English speaker's point of view. Did I mention funny?

10:57 AM December 12, 2012

My favorite expat blogger in France!

12:48 PM December 12, 2012

Love this blog! Sara & her adventures in le petit village always brighten my day (as well as often times make me laugh out loud!).

Pat Kane
14:44 PM December 12, 2012

As Sara's "godmother", and after having spent two wonderful weeks at her lovely home, meeting "the husband" and Fifty, and visiting some of the places she blogs about, I would have to say that it is always a delight reading about her daily escapades. Her style is so polished and fun to read. Hope everyone has the chance to join in and enjoy!

Gayle Janzow
16:59 PM December 12, 2012

Sara's blog is a way for me to escape my day for a short time and visit with her in France. I love staying in 'touch' with all the folks (characters) in Le Petit Village and laughing about their escapades! -x

Jessica Wilson
17:01 PM December 12, 2012

This blog is funny and cute and insightful. I like having a peek into Sara's life and heart.

18:33 PM December 12, 2012

Love this Blog and your wonderful description of village life in France. Everytime I read it I feel I am there with you. Keep up the good work ;-) and can't wait to visit you.

Sandy Cudd
18:40 PM December 12, 2012

The first thing I do every day is read Sara's blog. I have known Sara since she was 12 - and this blog allows me to always know what she is doing. :) I love the humor in Sara's writing. She needs that humor as her French life is considerably different than her Texas life. Great blog and great person!!

Simon Beck
19:59 PM December 12, 2012

Sara has a very accesible writing style that is both personal and informative. A pleasure to read.

20:35 PM December 12, 2012

I've had a love affair with this blog for a long time - so witty and insightful and just so much fun to read!

02:03 AM December 13, 2012

I love to read Sara's Blog. I would love to have lived in France but could not, so reading Sara's blog lets me know what it might have been like. Joan

John Bracen
08:25 AM December 13, 2012

It is always just so refreshingly simple and a joy to read, please continue

22:23 PM December 13, 2012

I adore Sara Louise, she is a friend but we met through the blog and it's how I keep up with her adventures between visits. Plus she has a dog named Fifty! Tell me that's not a winner right there?!

01:18 AM December 14, 2012

Sara's blog is a joy to read. She captures daily life in small town France perfectly and celebrates all the glorious idiosyncrasies along the way. Utterly divine and as delicious as a frothy cafe au lait!

Samantha Dugan
04:37 AM December 14, 2012

Seeing that Sara has a new post up is like getting a letter from a dear friend. I simply adore her!!

05:46 AM December 14, 2012

I love this blog - Sara's anecdotes and humour get me returning to her blog week after week. A perfect source of vicarious French living!

05:59 AM December 14, 2012

Sara's blog is a vivid, humorous, and delightful find. If you haven't read it, you absolutely should!

05:59 AM December 14, 2012

j'adore Sara :) elle est très aimable!

06:32 AM December 14, 2012

If you've ever wondered what it's really like living in southern France you'll love Sara's blog. It's honest and interesting and really funny - much like the lady herself. There is also a lot of cheese, which is never a bad thing. I always enjoy hearing about her adventures!

06:42 AM December 14, 2012

Sara's blog is the only ex-pat blog I read - it;'s interesting, very funny and Sara is charming and engaging. I have been a faithful reader of her blog for well over two years. She deserves this award!

07:03 AM December 14, 2012

I love, adore Sara's blog! I am a uniblogger, this is the only blog which catched my heart and I follow it religiously! Funny, deliciously witty, surprising, poignant sometimes, Sara makes me smile, laugh, cry. I'm an impat' - I came back home to France after 12 years in the US, and Sara helped me so much to go through this change! Longue vie au Petit Village!

Mrs. Kinne
09:33 AM December 14, 2012

One of my very favorite blogs! Sara Louise has a great sense of humor. :)

10:11 AM December 14, 2012

Sara is an amazing writer. Her blog brings a little bit of as she calls it, "the LPV" into my home. Sara should definitely win this award!

10:27 AM December 14, 2012

the good morning start entails serving my cuppa without any spills and reading sara's blog. then i can face the world with a big smile.

Brittany Campbell
10:48 AM December 14, 2012

J'adore Sara and her blog! She always has such great stories and is so positive! I always enjoying reading her posts!

11:45 AM December 14, 2012

I love your blogs, Sara. You start my day when I read them in the morning. Sometimes I even reread them in the evening. Since I am limited in my movements now, your trips, explorations, walks with Fifty, family visits, etc. fill my need to do the same. Thanks for you blogs. Love always, Aunt Kathy

David Dwyer
12:28 PM December 14, 2012

As a past educator this was a great blog....

12:47 PM December 14, 2012

I love this blog!

Betsy Transatlantically
12:52 PM December 14, 2012

LPV is the best!

Ella Coquine
13:16 PM December 14, 2012

Sara and the tales of her "Petit Village" will have you laughing from the beginning of the post to the end (I promise). She's sharp, hysterical and extremely observant. I always admire how she can bundle up a night's worth of giggles in her little town in one brief and clean post. This is definitely a top blog! Can't wait for the book! ; )

13:26 PM December 14, 2012

wonderful, entertaining, funny, moving. I always look forward to reading what's happened next in LPV!

Alex @ Ifs Ands & Butts
15:10 PM December 14, 2012

Sara's blog is so entertaining and witty - you really feel like you live in Le Petite Village. She can make the smallest instances absolutely hysterical.

15:23 PM December 14, 2012

Very entertaining!!

16:44 PM December 14, 2012

Sara is one of my faves! She's hilarious and really brings her little village alive in her posts. I always look forward to the next post.

Ilene Barr
17:05 PM December 14, 2012

Sara has a lovely expat blog. I can't wait to read each new post. And FYI, I don't even read many others, since her blog is so funny and fulfilling!

17:13 PM December 14, 2012

I love it !!

17:40 PM December 14, 2012

This blog would make a great chick-flick.

19:08 PM December 14, 2012

Sara's blog is awesome! I always look forward to reading what's going on in her corner of Provence, the tales of the LPV villagers, happy moments, funny moments, Fifty's stories, and so much more. In my opinion, she's a very talented blogger and without her stories our days would be a little more blah. Thank you Sara!

20:00 PM December 14, 2012

Great blog. Very funny, and also easy to read even for non-english native like myself.

20:51 PM December 14, 2012

I've been reading Sara's blog for a few years now and it is one if my absolute favourites. Her stories are witty and delightful and she writes beautifully.

20:54 PM December 14, 2012

Thoroughly enjoy Sara's adventures. Keep it up Sara.

21:00 PM December 14, 2012

Sara has my vote....we're both Texans you know!

Barri Morgan
21:05 PM December 14, 2012

great read. very interesting.

23:54 PM December 14, 2012

Great writing, thoroughly enjoyed.

00:19 AM December 15, 2012

So good! Constantly entertained by Sara's tales :)

Bill Smith
00:36 AM December 15, 2012

The lovely Sara's blog is my favorite blog. She's got it all, interesting, charming and witty. A great writer and story teller.

02:07 AM December 15, 2012

Oh PLEASE win!!! Funniest ever expat blog on France...keep those blog posts coming!!!

04:24 AM December 15, 2012

Quirky and funny! Love this blog

Stephanie, Canada
04:27 AM December 15, 2012

Excellent. So nice to catch up on your life and read what adventures you plan next!! Looking forward to more.

04:49 AM December 15, 2012

Great Blog! Love reading it!

05:18 AM December 15, 2012

Sara writes the best ex-pat blog ever! Love reading about her life in France.

05:20 AM December 15, 2012

this blog is stylish, informative and just and all around pleasure to read! i highly recommend it

05:26 AM December 15, 2012

Very entertaining. It makes me want to visit Le Petit Village!

06:04 AM December 15, 2012

Great blog

06:21 AM December 15, 2012

Great blog - love it!!

08:22 AM December 15, 2012

Heartfelt, genuine and very entertaining. Always guaranteed to make me smile. A bloody wonderful blog.

22:50 PM December 16, 2012

Sara's tales about the little village are absolutely great! Her style of writing and perspective crack me up! I love reading about her adventures. She really is a brilliant writer.

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