April 18, 2010

Blog Notes


I've updated Chez Loulou to include pages, which are located under the header photo.
There's a bit of info about me, a weekly updated French cheese list, the links to both my flickr page and Facebook page, the story of how I attained French Citizenship and of course, the ongoing Moving to France Tutorial.
There is also a Links list - if you'd like to be added, please let me know in a comment on this post.

La Fête du Fromage International Cheese Tasting Event

I've hosted this monthly event for the last year and a half and have decided to put it to rest. A giant thank you to everyone who participated!
That doesn't mean that my weekly cheese tasting, also called La Fête du Fromage, will end. I plan on faithfully tasting my way through every French cheese I can get my hands on.
Here's the list thus far.

The Moving to France Tutorial

I'm amazed by the huge response I've gotten from this little tutorial.
It's great to be able to answer some of those seemingly unanswerable questions about what it takes to move to France and to make the process seem possible. (even though it may sometimes look impossible!)
If anyone has information to add, or would like to share their moving to France stories, I would love to hear them. Pin It


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I like your new look blog :-)

Emm said...

Beautiful wisteria. And the new page arrangement is terrific, thanks.

Jilly said...

This is just stunning. A beautiful shot of a beautiful glycine.

The Chef In My Head said...

The wisteria is beautiful. Mine has just exploded and I love it. Last year it bloomed 6 times. Crossing my fingers for another great year here in the Texas Hill Country. I love your blog and so enjoy the stories! ~LeslieMichele

Loulou said...


Thank you, glad you like it.

I love wisteria. It is in bloom everywhere right now.

Always wanted to visit Texas Hill Country. Isn't that where there are fields of bluebells?
I appreciate your kind comment. Merci!

spacedlaw said...

Crumbs. No more excuses to eat cheese!

Claire O'Connor said...

Hi Jennifer!

Love that you keep changing your header, allowing us to see many more lovely glimpses of your corner of paradise! I'd love it if you felt inspired to include a link to my blog. Check it out at http://EnchantedHomeArt.blogspot.com to see if it fits in the mix! Many thanks!

Loulou said...

You don't need la Fête as an excuse! :)

Loulou said...

I'm glad you like the header changes. I wonder sometimes if others find it confusing! :)
I like to change it with the seasons and since I'm always taking photos, there are always new ones to use.
I am happy to add your blog in my links list. Thanks for commenting!

Lisa K. said...

I love your blog (and I love love love cheese). Thank you so much for all of your beautiful photos and stories.

I have kept a blog during our sabbatical stay in France these last months -- lots about life in France with children. I'd love it if you'd like to link to it... but we will be leaving in a few weeks (which will be SO hard)... so no worries if you'd rather not. You can find it here:


I'll keep reading even back in Canada!


Loulou said...

I hope your transition back to Canada goes well. Can't imagine how hard it would be to leave France, and the French cheese! :)
I've put up a link to your site. Will you continue to write after you've returned?

Lisa K. said...

Thanks for linking! I would like to keep writing (I used to be a newspaper reporter and have found the storytelling that happens in the blog to satisfy all writing cravings)... but I worry that our life in Canada is just so -- ordinary. That said -- we *are* working on a way to come back to France (maybe for a few months next summer, maybe for a half-year sabbatical in 3 years)... and perhaps the writing about everyday life in Canada will be a good challenge to have.

But I will continue to follow your blog faithfully. I love France so very much (and the cheese, and the wine, and the food, and the market, and the language, and the people), and we all can't wait to come back.

Thanks again.


Loulou said...

I would love to see you write about Canada! And I hope you get back to France soon.