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.
This one goes out to all my fellow bloggers...I've started a new blog linky! All about France!
All About France is a monthly Blog Link Up that started for the first time in February 2015 and takes place every 1st Thursday of the month. Each link-up lasts a week. The idea is to link up any posts about France, old or new, as long as there's something French about the subject. The idea then is that participants and readers will have fun hopping around different blogs reading and learning about France, and discovering lots of new interesting blogs along the way. Vive la France!....
If you are new to link-ups and not sure of the lingo, aim, etiquette or indeed what on earth I'm on about you'll find a comprehensive explanation here. I hope it helps!
Travel in France - recent holidays, dream trips, remembering past visits, advice.
Living in France as an expat - challenges, best things about it, difficulties.
Frenchies living out of France - your experiences of your host country & difference/similarities with France.
Learning French - tips, problems, anecdotes, teaching methods.
French food - recipes, anecdotes, cooking, restaurants.
French culture - things you love about French culture, quirks, the similarities or differences you have found with your home culture.
Raising children in France or French children being brought up elsewhere.
Poetry and Prose - please feel free to share a poem or short story about France.
Anything else you can think of that in some way relates to France or French.
This is a link-up or linky - however you want to call it - so please SHARE THE LOVE. View, comment on and share fellow bloggers links, at least two but ideally as many as possible, don't just link-dump (persistent offenders will be removed). Remember to come back a few days later to see who linked up after you.
Old and new posts welcome. Please limit your posts to 2 per link-up. Save the rest for future months!
Please add the All About France badge to the side bar of your blog and/or the post itself and a link back to either this page or the link-up. This helps to promote everyone's hard work. Posts without these will be removed.
Use the hashtag #AllAboutFrance when sharing on social media. I will retweet tweets with the hashtag or if you mention me (@FibiTee).
Please consider following me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram as a courtesy (not obligatory obvs!) I am very appreciative and happy to follow back!
Please spread the word, tell your blogging friends and link up next time (1st Thursday of the month).
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And finally please leave a comment here if you have any questions or suggestions. If you need any help actually linking up get in touch by email, contact at lou messugo dot com. All previous link-ups can be found here.
I look forward to reading the posts from other bloggers about France.
I'm not sure where to post my links, but I'll click around and keep looking.
I have a weekly meme called Dreaming of France that I post on Mondays and people can post on Mr. Linky there each Monday. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme
So glad I found this Thank you!
Dear Phoebe, looking forward to linking up on the March one. I have lots of French content. Happy to put the logo on my blogs. Where do people normally put the link back though ? Will also follow your social media accounts.
Hi Kerri, great to hear you've got loads of content for the linky. Most people add the html code at the end of their post which means the badge displays and it clicks through to here. But it's up to you. Some people put it on their sidebar.
Phoebe - I have a couple of posts on French Polynesia .. do you want me to link them or no?
That would be great next month Priya. It opens on Thursday 4th Feb.
This sounds like a good idea. I'm about to publish a post that will fall into this category...
Wonderful, I hope you link it up here then http://www.loumessugo.com/en/blog/entry/all-about-france-2
thanks for organising
my pleasure Sally!
Nice idea for a link-up. Hope it catches on.
thank you Laura
This is a great idea, and I would love to join. Thank you!
Wonderful, I look forward to reading your blog Emily.
I started a blog this year as a sort of diary to keep my friends up to date with where I am and what I'm doing. i.e. living half the year in Villefranche sur Mer and the other half in UK. So I'm not sure I'm a good enough writer for your linky or that the very personal view I take on things is appropriate? Would be really grateful if you could have a quick look at www.theoldduck.com [later posts better than early ones!] I am, as it says, a silver surfer and really just comment on what ever comes into my head! I haven't tried to 'expand' from family or friends - but my partner says perhaps I should. He's biased! Thanks. Lisa.
hi Lisa, of course you should link up your blog, there are no rules for how long you've been writing or whether you think you're good enough! I had a little look and enjoyed what I read. There's still time to link to this months - it closes tomorrow evening. If you miss that then the next one will be 5th March. I've been delighted with the response and have found lots of interesting new blogs to read. By the way, my name is Phoebe, my GITE is called "Lou Messugo" not me! You can read about that here http://www.loumessugo.com/en/blog/entry/what-is-lou-messugo Don't worry you're not the first to call me Lou and I don't suppose you'll be the last!!
I must apologise for calling you Lou - I knew perfectly well your name was Phoebe having read 'all about you'! Just another senior moment ! Also, thanks for suggesting I join in - no sooner said than done! I'm enjoying all the Blogs - yours and the Linkys' too! Lisa
Senior moments...we all have them! I'm delighted you've joined in.
this looks great! looking forward to learning more about France!
Wonderful idea and I look forward to participating. I have written several articles on France for e-zines and sites. Please send me directions on the linking thing too!
Lovely, I look forward to reading your articles.
Phoebe, thanks for inviting me and hosting the linkup! Discovered so many new awesome reads today!
I'm glad you enjoyed it Elena, hope to see you next time (5th March)
Hi, I am new to blogging and have never done a link up, would love to participate and am happy to display the badge, which I love, by the way. However, and I am sure this sounds pretty stupid, but where do I post the link up. I am totally lost!!!
Thanks for wanting to join in! It is complicated the first time you do a linky but after the 1st time it becomes easy...! I have sent you instructions to your Facebook page. I hope you get them, if you don't see a message, check in your "other" folder within messages.
Hello Phoebe and thanks for the invitation I got to this via Twitter. It has been a LONG TIME since I have participated in this sort of event.
The idea is to post just ONE link per "linky event" period, right? And, of course, to comment on others (directly on their blog, but also in the comments if we want...?) -- and, also, to post the badge on our own blog.
Nice badge, by the way!
Sorry to sound like such an idiot! As I said, it's been a while...
You've got it perfectly Betty! Not an idiot at all. I'm gald you like the badge, I had fun making it. (They're my lips!!)
Phoebe, So glad that you are starting a monthly France blog. I'll be happy to participate.
Great news Paulita
Great idea and I look forward to reading more, France is one place I havent explored enough.
Then hopefully you'll get lots of inspiration through this linkup Stephen
Hi Phoebe, Wonderful! I look forward to your new link-up venture. I love anything France and look forward to read more posts about it.
Cool idea, excited to participate!
excellent, happy to have you Diane!
Once we have got our passports the children really want to go to France. I'll have to see what places and ideas people come up with!
Oh I hope you get lots of ideas from this linky Ness.
A great idea for a linky - I was planning on writing about our tip to Paris, so this will be perfect
Great Rachel, I'll send you a reminder next week! Look forward to reading about your trip.
Look forward to your help when we come to stay at wonderful Lou Messugo soon.
Great idea for a link-up. I don't have a lot of information to share about France but would read about it with pleasure
That's nice to hear Agata
Sounds great! I went to Paris a month or so ago and it was one of the most amazing places I have ever been. x
Did you write about your trip Hollie? If so it will be perfect for the linky.
What a great idea. If we have anything suitable I will be back to link up
I'm sure you've been to and written about a trip to France over the years Jen, haven't you? Hope to see you there.
what a great idea !
I would love to link up - saw your post in the Franglaise life Facebook group. I have been teaching a French club at my daughter's school now we are home in England. When we went travelling in India I had no idea that I would end up speaking so much French or teaching English to French people over there. I would love to write about that experience and legacy. Thank you.
Brilliant, I look forward to reading about your experiences.
Fabulous idea, Phoebe, and I will start spreading the word. #AllAboutFrance
Thanks for the support Rosie