A new contributor and our French village



One of the joys of spending time in our apartment in France has been the warm welcome we have received from our neighbours and the delightful and interesting friends we have made over the last five years.



We have also made some animal friends on our many walks in the french countryside.



Our feral friends. They live quite near our apartment and we feed them left overs.  The village of Grimaud is so full of cats that its nickname is “Grimeoow.”



















The scarf I am wearing is from Zara last year, it is a bit pot luck with Zara you just have to pop and see what they have got as they sell out really quickly.  My jeans are my usual NYDJ straight leg and trainers by New Balance.

I have sourced some similar below both for my US and UK readers.





  1. Debby
    23rd January 2015 / 16:40

    I am in France via your blog! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Carole
    23rd January 2015 / 18:33

    I’m looking forward to more from Monique! I so enjoy your blog & all things French.

  3. une femme
    25th January 2015 / 18:38

    You look lovely here, Josephine! I’m looking forward to reading more from Monique.

  4. Christina
    26th January 2015 / 09:18

    Where is your lovely throw from Josephine….it suits you perfectly? I am a regular visitor to your page and enjoy using your tips!

    • 26th January 2015 / 14:00

      Hi Christina Glad you enjoy the blog. The navy wrap coat is from DKYN, I bought it about 10 years ago and have found it extremely useful. The style is very “on trend” this season and I have tried to find some similar styles which you can find at the bottom of my post “A beautiful French Chateau hotel”. Click on the arrow on the right to see the full range.

  5. Patti
    26th January 2015 / 19:56

    Lovely settings and what beautiful cats in the wild! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look terrific.

  6. lorna mai
    27th January 2015 / 00:17

    Such beautiful pictures. The French apartment and the french streets are so stunning.

  7. Laurie
    1st February 2015 / 08:26

    It looks beautiful there, and it must be great to have such an interesting neighbour. Love the scarf, the wrap cape looks great too x

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