Welcome to the 22nd 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.  If you’re a blogger and this is your first time linking up you might want to find out more here.

I’m writing this on the morning it seems that the word as we know it has changed forever, the morning we (Europeans) woke up to the horrific news that Trump has been elected.  It feels like Brexit all over again and urgh, I’m finding it hard to concentrate.  What’s next, Le Pen in 2017?  I’m sure everyone here shares my disgust and despair but I shouldn’t go on….let’s focus on positive things, like our shared love of/interest in France.  I’m looking forward to being distracted by inspiring tales of la belle France.

Vietnamese food words

In other news, we had the most amazing time in Vietnam and I’d love to to tell you more about it here, but it really isn’t “all about France” so I better not.  However, if you’re interested I have written my first piece about our holiday and all photos for the past 3 weeks in the posts entitled Sunday Photo have pics from Vietnam.  As a tiny indulgence I’m including a couple of photos above and below of the French influence on Vietnamese food and language.  Bread is widely available thanks to the French (as is la vache qui rit) and many words introduced into Vietnamese since colonial days, especially for food, use the French word.  The menu above lists paté, saucisse (my favourite “xuc xich”), jambon and beef steak and below you can see a cement bag and train station, ciment and gare.

French words in Vietnamese

Moving swiftly on, despite having an extra week this time I only just finished reading everyone’s posts in time and I’m afraid I just haven’t had any extra time to count up who wrote the most comments but there was one name that seemed to pop up again and again and that was Emily from Lost in Lyon.   I’m going out on a limb and guessing that she’s this month’s Top Commenter!  As for my favourites here they are:

The Good Life by Our French Oasis

Morning in Montmartre by A Hole in my Shoe

Another fine mess, part 1 by Susie Kelly

Andy meets a dog with a well rehearsed party trick by Vaucluse Dreamer

What is All About France?

All About France is a monthly blog linky, linking up blog posts about France.  These posts can be freshly scribbled or from your archives as a way of bringing new life to an old article.  There is no date limit and the only rule for subject matter is that it is about France in some way.  This can mean French language, French food, French style, French literature, expat life in France, French expats abroad or travel in France among other things.  The linky opens on the 1st Thursday of each month and stays open for a week.

Here’s how to join in the fun

  • You can link up one post, old or new as long as it’s about France/French.
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For more information on All About France you can take a look at the introductory post I wrote here.

For more information on All About France you can take a look at the introductory post I wrote here. This linky will stay open for a whole week and the next one will be on Thursday 1st December.

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