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All About France #34

Welcome to the Christmas 2017 edition of All About France, the linky all about France!  If you’re looking to link up a blog post, get some holiday inspiration, possibly find some festive cheer or just have a good old read about your favourite country, France, you're in the right place!

AllAboutFrance linky December 2017

Oh la la it's almost Christmas!  We're getting very excited at Lou Messugo as firstly, the Teen will be home from uni soon and secondly, we're off to New York for Christmas!  I hate the overuse of the term "bucket list" but this genuinely is a bucket list trip in the true sense of the word...I have always wanted to go to New York at Christmastime and even more so since having children, so I'm actually fullfilling a dream.  Because of this trip, and the desire to spend quality time with my family now that we're living in different countries I have decided to skip the January link-up and return in February when we'll be well and truly back into routine.  [The shortbread Christmas tree above and below was made by the Teen last year; I'm hoping a term of university life hasn't put him off cooking and that he'll be making another one again soon.]

shortbread christmas tree

Thanks to everyone who linked up last time, here are some of my favourites (it's always so hard to choose!)  If you haven't already read them I hope you'll pop over and have a squizz.

Celebrating the good times and the village bar by French Village Diaries

The Legend of Roussillon - a tale of illicit love and a tragic end by Vaucluse Dreamer

How to be French  by Girl Gone Gallic

Our two week Brittany road trip itinerary by Travel Loving Family

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 the host's posts and at least two others, the more the merrier. Blog linkys only work if you're generous with your comments and shares.
• Please use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance when sharing on social media.
• Don't forget you can join the Pinterest board and pin your post to it for extra exposure.

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 on Thursday 1st February NOT January as I'm taking a month off.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year tout le monde!  I hope you have fabulous fêtes de fin d'année!


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    fiona Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    Your son's shortbread tree looks stunning, have a great xmas in NYC.
    Pleased to find AAF still going strong, I tried to find it a few months ago without success and thought perhaps you'd stopped running the link up. I hope to join you next year.

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    Julie Whitmarsh Saturday, 09 December 2017

    Finally catching up after a busy couple of days - i’m so pleased you liked the Legend of Roussillon - it’s such a fantastic tale. I hope you have a lovely Christmas & New Year & I’m sure that after a term at Uni the cooking skills will have just improved further! Take care & love ok toward to the link up in February

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    Emily Friday, 08 December 2017

    That Christmas tree is lovely! I will have to try it with our gingerbread biscuits... Have a great time in NY. #AllAboutFrance

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    Maria | Passion fruit, Paws and Peonies Thursday, 07 December 2017

    Thank you so much for the invite to you linky. Have a fabulous time in NY!! x

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    Phoebe Friday, 08 December 2017

    Good to have you here, and thanks!

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    Catherine Thursday, 07 December 2017

    Great cake. The little lad made it didn't he?

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    Phoebe Thursday, 07 December 2017

    No it was the Teen. I'm hoping he'll make us another one when he gets back from Glasgow

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    Lisa Thursday, 07 December 2017

    Have a super fabulous time in NEW York! I'm very envious!

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    Phoebe Thursday, 07 December 2017

    Thanks Lisa! :)

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    Rosie @Eco- Gites of Lenault Thursday, 07 December 2017

    I remember that cake when you first showed it off ... tempted to make one myself now. Did he make a template for each star?
    A totally non festive post from me I am afraid, but perhaps a useful one for anyone visting France by car.
    Have a FABULOUS time in New York!!

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    Rosie @Eco-gites od Lenault Thursday, 07 December 2017

    If only you had told me this yesterday as Simon was in Lakeland ....

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    Phoebe Thursday, 07 December 2017

    oh no can he go back? :o

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    Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault Friday, 08 December 2017

    Not now he is back in France!

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    Phoebe Friday, 08 December 2017

    So you'll just have to do some DIY! :)

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    Phoebe Thursday, 07 December 2017

    Thanks Rosie! The shortbread tree is made from a set of shapes from good old Lakeland! I don't think he'd have the patience to make the shapes as well.

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