Welcome to the 18th All About France monthly link up all about France! You’re in the right place if you’re looking to link up a blog post, get some holiday inspiration or just have a read about your favourite country, France!

What a month it’s been since the last linky with some amazing highs and terrible lows.   I’m still reeling from the shock of the referendum in the UK.  I’ve avoided writing anything here about Brexit (though I haven’t been so quiet on Twitter) for fear of not being able to shut the floodgates once opened.  For me as a Brit whose life has been in France for nearly 20 years it has great personal implications, however it’s the wider ramifications for the UK, and Europe as an entity that worry me even more.  The result on the Friday morning was utterly depressing but the horror that’s been unleashed on the streets in the form of hate crimes since the result and the revolting extent that personal ambition has been revealed to have played a part among the most Machiavellian of politicians is just disgusting.  I really could go on, but this isn’t the place so let me tell you about the wonderful high of the month: a school trip to Barcelona to celebrate the end of Primary with my son.  Who would have thought travelling in a group of 55 kids and 25 adults could be such fun?  It was genuinely one of the most joyful trips I’ve ever taken and a shining example of what Europe should be about: freedom of travel, cooperation and friendship between cultures.  (The photo below shows paëlla for 80 in Perpignan on the way home).

paella in Perpignan

Back to the linky. Thank you to all who joined in last month, here are my favourite  4, mostly travel related as we head into the summer holidays. Anyone for tennis? by Little Wandering Wren, 14 ideas for a quick family stopover in Lyon by Untold Morsels,  5 reasons to visit the Camargue by Perfectly Provence and St Jean de Luz: pure Basque charm by Tanama Tales. If you haven’t already read these posts I highly recommend you do, you won’t be disappointed.

While on the subject of holidays, next month I’ll be on mine; we’re off to Spain and Portugal, road tripping as always, and I’m taking a break.  I’m handing over the reins to Diane from Oui in France for the August edition of All About France, please show her your support.  I’ll be back in la rentrée!

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