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.

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Silent Sunday - 4 October 2015

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sunset in Roquefort les Pins Alpes MaritimesFrance

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All About France #9

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Welcome to the 9th All About Francethe monthly link up all about France! If you're a blogger and this is your first time here you might want to find out what it's all about here. If you're simply visiting my blog for a read then I hope you enjoy all the posts about France; you'll find plenty more from previous linkies here.

All About France blog linky with Lou Messugo

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What is Grenadine?

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Grenadine is a fruit syrup quintessential to French childhood.  That's it in a nutshell!  Though perhaps I could go into just a little more detail....

French grenadine bottles

Grenadine is a syrup used to make drinks (cordial or squash for children, certain cocktails for adults). The word "grenadine" comes from the French word for pomegranate "grenade" but while the syrup might have been made originally with pomegranates I couldn't find a single make that still includes this exotic fruit. Nowadays grenadine is made up of a mix of red berry fruits such as raspberry, red currant, elderberry, black currant and strawberry, with a hint of vanilla.  And unfortunately plenty of sugar.

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Silent Sunday - 27 September 2015

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cat with shutters in Provence France

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