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All About France #12

Oh la la, it's the first Thursday of the month, and indeed of the year, which must mean it's time for All About France again.  This one has caught me by surprise....I'm not fully back into the blogging swing of things after the Christmas break but nothing like a deadline to get me moving!  Welcome to the 12th All About France monthly blog link-up and Happy New Year to you all.  Bonne année, bonne santé!

All About France blog linky with Lou Messugo

Thanks to everyone who linked up last time, it seems a long time ago as so much has been going on in the meantime, with Christmas festivities and travels taking over.  However looking back at last time these 3 posts stood out for me:  P is for Pottery Markets from Vaucluse Dreamer, Lyon's museum of cinema and miniatures from Agatha Bertram Travels and Strasbourg, King of the French Christmas Market from Simply Sara Travel.

I also want to take a moment to thank the bloggers who contributed to the collaborative post I put together about reasons to love Christmas in France.  Pretty much all 23 are regular participants in this linky and I was delighted at the response to my request.  The resulting post was a huge success, coming in at Number 17 Top Post of 2015 despite only being published 2 weeks before the end of the year!  If you haven't already read it, please do pop over and take a look now, I know being Francophiles you'll all love it.  So thanks again to everyone who got involved.  (If you're interested you can see the Top 10 posts of the year here, with All About France taking first place!)

Reasons to love Christmas in France

Back to the here and now....If you're new to #AllAboutFrance you can find out more here otherwise....

Here's a reminder of how to join in:

  • You can link up two posts - old or new - as long as they are about France, French language, French food, expat differences with France etc

  • Please either add the AllAboutFrance badge to the bottom of your post(s)/sidebar of your blog or link back to Lou Messugo.  The code is below.

  • Please share the love by commenting on my post(s) and at least two others.  The more we all share and comment the better it works for everyone.  Be generous!  

  • Tweet me your links @FibiTee and I will RT you.  Use the hashtag to spread the word and for everyone to find each other easily #AllAboutFrance

  • Don't forget there's also a Pinboard on Pinterest which you can pin to if you join up.  

  • As host I will comment on every post linked up and share them on my social media channels. Every month I also highlight a few of my favourites from the month before.


Grab the #AllAboutFrance badge here
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  • Pinay Flying High
    Pinay Flying High Saturday, 16 January 2016

    I promise I will join this coming week. I have already put it in my calendar. :p

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    Jill BARTH Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Phoebe --- such fun. I'm so happy I found #AllAboutFrance. Outstanding roundup of great content and photos. My afternoon treat today! Thank you!

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Fab Jill, so glad you found the linky and are enjoying it! :)

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    Paulita Monday, 11 January 2016

    This is my first visit here and I can't wait to catch up on your experiences while living in France. I run a weekly meme called Dreaming of France on Mondays. I'd love for you to visit there too. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  • Guest
    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Thanks Paulita

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    Tanja/ the Red Phone Box travels Monday, 11 January 2016

    Hi! Another wonderful link up! have a lot of reading to do! Just put my post on Cannes here too!:)

  • Guest
    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Thanks Tanja!

  • Susie Kelly
    Susie Kelly Sunday, 10 January 2016

    Thanks very much, Phoebe.

    Looking forward to reading some of the other blogs. :)

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    I hope you enjoy them Susie

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    Liene Friday, 08 January 2016

    Found this link up through Eolia and Multicultural Kids Blogs. We lived in France (and my second son was born there), and that's where I first started blogging, so although we're back in the US, France still holds a special place in my heart. Taking inspiration from your galette des rois post I've posted mine from a few years back (hope you don't mind!) - very similar, with some slight adjustments in measurement. Thanks for hosting this linkup, and hope to be back for the next one!

  • Guest
    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Very pleased you found me, (thanks Eolia!) and I hope you do come back again - every 1st Thursday of the month.

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    Christy Swagerty Thursday, 07 January 2016

    Great, as always, Phoebe!

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016


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    Sara @ Simply Sara Travel Thursday, 07 January 2016

    Bonne année, Phoebe! Thanks again for hosting another great link-up and for the shout-out! I haven't been as good as meeting deadlines as you lately - but it's a new year, and new content is coming super soon! Next time I hope to be able to share something hot off the presses :-)

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Excellent Sara, though old posts are just as welcome!

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    Carolyne Thursday, 07 January 2016

    Phoebe that recipe is mouthwatering!

  • Guest
    Phoebe Tuesday, 12 January 2016

    Glad you liked it Carolyne!

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