The Lou Messugo Blog - life in the south of France from a British/Australian TCK's perspective, bringing you French culture, travel on the Côte d'Azur and beyond, expat issues and a little bit of je ne sais quoi all mixed up with a hefty dose of photography.
Welcome to the 27th All About France monthly blog linky, unsurprisingly all about France! If you're a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out more here. If you're a reader who loves France then you're in the right place; you'll find plenty more here. Regulars, you know what to do.
Thanks for all your good wishes for the Teen's operation last month, it went well, he's doing well and has finally started physio this week. It's a long recovery but he'll get there. As for the linky, it's great to see so many new participants in the last couple of months, welcome, please don't forget to COMMENT on other blogs in the linkup! Annoyingly, it's come to my attention that some regulars are no longer getting my reminder tweets, which is a tedious new thing going on on Twitter. Please let me know if you haven't seen a tweet from me for a while, because I have been sending them out, honest, and I do want you all to link up.
+ WEBSITE NEWS +
Regular readers might have noticed I haven't been writing much recently, this is because of 2 things, firstly this website got hacked and it took an enormous amount of work to sort it out. (Sorry if you got sent a whole load of odd notifications!) Secondly I'm in the process of some big changes behind the scenes including moving to WordPress which only gets more complicated (and expensive!) the more posts I add, so watch this space, I'm hoping by next month I should have something big to reveal.
Thanks to everyone who linked up last month. Here are my favourites, do pop over and read them if you haven't already and I'd love it if you could show some love to this post that I wrote as a guest for a wonderful blog which seemed to get overlooked in last month's linky, 5 free things to do in Nice (don't forget to say you came from #AllAboutFrance).
Friends Therapy - Lou Messugo by Agatha Bertram (when a great friend writes such a lovely piece about heartbreak and healing in my little gîte, how can I not love it?)
Walking through the earth's strata by newcomer Four Acorns
Take a walking tour of street art in Paris by Oregon Girl around the world
An impromptu trip to Normandy's beautiful coast by Untold Morsels
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.
• 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.• Don't forget you can join the Pinterest board and pin your post to it for extra exposure.
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Good luck with your 'move', my breath is bated for your big news xx
Thanks for hosting, as always, and glad you got the hack under control!
Sorry to hear of your hacking, but good luck with your move to Wordpress.
Thank you for hosting the linky, Phoebe.
Loved the four acorns post that you mentioned. I hadn't got around to reading that one.
Glad your son is getting on ok - my youngest had the operation last October (rugby not skiing) and is now fully fit, mountain-biking & training for a 45 mile walk so it takes a bit of time, but is worth sticking with the Physio!
Am pleased you managed to get the site sorted & am looking forward to seeing what comes next #AllAboutFrance
Good luck with the move to WordPress! I know that can be a huge ordeal. You probably already know about wpbeginner.com, but if you don't, they're an amazing resource for that sort of thing!
So sorry to read your site got hacked, hopefully you're on the other side of that now, and everything will get easier for you from now on...
Thank you so much for the feature! As my first time linking up on #AllAboutFrance, it's an honour. Thanks
Sorry to hear that you were hacked. Good luck with the website transition!
Thanks for featuring my street art post from Paris! We had a blast! Cheers from Copenhagen - will see what else I have to link. Maybe a trip to France is in order to glean some new material!
I am so glad you have got the hack sorted out and I am REALLY looking forward to seeing the new changes - there is no going back now as you have announced you are changing on the world wide web! I am particularly keen to see what things will be called .... ???
Off now to catch up with some of last month's posts that I couldn't access when you disappeared into the ether.
PS - this blog notification came through on time, unlike others before the hack that were a bit hit and miss and I'll let you know if I see your tweet to me.