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All About France #31

Welcome to the 31st All About France monthly blog linkythe place to find the best blogs about France! If you’re looking to link up a blog post, find some travel inspiration or just have a read about la belle France then you're in the right place.

All About France blog linky with Lou Messugo

I've had a massive break not just from this linky but from blogging in general and last month was the first month since this blog began back in April 2012 that I didn't post anything.  It's been quite refreshing stepping away from all but a tiny bit of Instagram over the summer, but hopefully I'm back now and ready to attack this rentrée head on!

We had a lovely summer, driving the furthest we've ever driven on an epic road trip from Southern France to Northern Scotland and back again - 5800 kms over nearly 4 weeks!  And then I went back to Scotland again last weekend to settle The Teen into university, a very emotional time as he also turned 18 while I was there. I now have an adult son which feels rather surreal (though he is at least still a teen!) 

Thanks to everyone who linked up last time, here are a few of my favourites:

Villandry, or the art of garden design by Four Acorns

A photo journal from a family getaway in the Dordogne by The Pigeon Pair and Me

Views of a total solar eclipse from France by Falcondale Life

Secret French Riviera: hidden spots worth a visit by Access Riviera

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.
• Please make sure you include the All About France badge at the bottom of your post or in the sidebar of your blog, or a hyper-link back to me (the code is below).
• Please comment on (my) the host's posts and at least two others, the more the merrier. Blog linkies only work if you're generous with your comments and shares.
• Please use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance when sharing on social media and in your comments.
• Don't forget you can join the Pinterest board and pin your post to it for extra exposure.

***Join in the fun on Instagram, use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance (and follow me @fibitee) and I'll share your picture.  Like/comment on other pictures with the hashtag***

Grab the #AllAboutFrance badge here
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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 only 3 weeks later on Thursday 5th October, only days before a really big birthday for me - one that I am NOT looking forward to.  I may have gone into hiding! 
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  • Guest
    Jules Friday, 22 September 2017

    Love this linky! I'm a bit of a francophile and spend too much time looking at french properties that I will never buy on right move! Off to look at all these lovely blog posts now - merci x

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Great to hear you enjoy the linky Jules. I hope you come back for more next time.

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    Lisa (Travel Loving Family) Thursday, 21 September 2017

    Sorry I missed the deadline to take part this time. Please do send me a reminder for the next one. I've just published four posts from our road trip around Brittany this summer so will link up one of those;)

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    I will do Lisa! I look forward to reading about your trip

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    Janet T (Falcondalejan) Sunday, 17 September 2017

    I needed a change of pace in August too, it's great to be back reading all these super blogs. Thanks so much for featuring mine from last time!

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Summer holidays are too precious to worry about blogging I think!

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    Vanessa Couchman Saturday, 16 September 2017

    Welcome back!! Well, I managed it this time despite the new kitten and just having come back from holiday. And I've read and commented on 'em all. Great set of posts. Thanks for organising this.

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Thanks for joining in Vanessa, and for your enthusiastic commenting.

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    Catherine Friday, 15 September 2017

    Good to have you back phoebe. Looking forward to lots of blogs.

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Those lots of blogs don't seem to be flowing yet!

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    Little Wandering Wren Friday, 15 September 2017

    Welcome back! Celebrate the fact that you've dropped your son at Uni rather than having a Uni student living at home like in AUS which is a very bad idea (for the Mum!)
    I hope to visit France again next year in the meantime I shall enjoy a virtual trip through the linky!
    Wren x

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    Good perspective Wren. I'm glad he's spread his wings and is exploring the world outside our Riviera bubble. I hope you get to France this year. Perhaps you could schedule in Lou Messugo?

  • Guest

    Thank you so much for the feature, Phoebe, and very happy you've got your blogging mojo back! x

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    I haven't quite got it back....haha!

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    Elizabeth (Wander Mum) Thursday, 14 September 2017

    We all need a break sometimes. Great to be back with #allaboutfrance Will have a few posts coming up in the following weeks! Hope you had a great summer. Look forward to catching up.

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    So glad you went to France this summer Elizabeth, creating lots of lovely content for us to read.

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    Diane Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Thanks for another great linky!!!

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    Phoebe Tuesday, 03 October 2017


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    Harriet Springbett Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Well, I guess that's an early 'happy 30th birthday' to you, then! Glad you've come back to the linky, so thanks once again for organising it.

  • Guest
    Phoebe Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Haha! I wish..... :)

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