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All About France #35

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Welcome back to #AllAboutFrance after a rather long festive break.  I hope everybody's had a great Christmas and New Year, both of which seem a very long time ago now.  Officially, however, the Christmas season in Provence ends tomorrow with Chandeleur, the French pancake day; yet another excuse to eat too much!

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I've noticed a trend becoming more and more popular over the last few years in French music, songs in a mix of French and English.  Some are duets, some are solo artists or groups, most are from France or other Francophone countries like Belgium and Canada but they are also from a handful of other countries too.  For some artists it's a one-off and for others most or all of their music is in this Franco-English mix.  It's kind of the perfect mix for an Anglo-French family like mine.

18 French English songs

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Glasgow city centre is full of wonderful street art, most of it commissioned in the last 10 years by the City Council in a bid to liven up vacant lots and ugly blank walls.  The idea has been to engage street artists to produce vibrant colourful works of art to help regenerate the city centre for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike.  And it seems to have been a huge success as every year more murals are added to the area in what has now become the very popular Glasgow Mural Trail.  I love street art and find exploring a city through its murals a great way to get under the skin of the place.  So with a free hour or so on a sunny afternoon, armed with a downloaded map of the trail, we set out en famille to discover parts of Glasgow we might not necessarily have seen otherwise.

Glasgow Panda by Kingatron

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All About France #34

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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!

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