How to be French: Eat Drink Dress Travel Love Delve into the art of loving and living in every moment – the French way. What does it mean to be French? Is it pausing to enjoy a glass of good wine or a spread of cheese? Being a flâneur along avenues and cobbled streets
Following on from her hugely popular books, My Good Life in France and My Four Seasons in France, ex-pat Janine Marsh shares more heart-warming and entertaining stories of her new life in rural France. Since giving up their city jobs in London and moving to rural France over ten years ago, Janine and husband Mark have renovated their dream home and built
A little over ten years ago, Janine Marsh and her husband Mark gave up their city jobs in London to chase the good life in the countryside of northern France. Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home – an ancient, dilapidated barn – and fitting in with the peculiarities of her
One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she’d expected or planned
I’m Janine Marsh. I’m an award winning travel writer, editor and author.
I’m the editor of The Good Life France Magazine (see the latest issue here), and I’m the editor of website www.thegoodlifefance.com. I’ve written three best-selling memoirs about my life in the middle of nowhere, rural northern France where I am maid to 72 animals. A bit different from London where I was born. My chickens feel that the most important job I have is to feed and cherish them.
Sometimes I feel like I’m the Forrest Gump of writing. When I’m not writing copy for clients, articles for magazines and newspaper, content for The Good Life France, or books – you’ll find me writing on my social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And sharing photos of my animals, food, gorgeous little villages and the best of France.
I specialise in writing about everything France – from what to see and do, the fabulous wine and gastronomy, books, language and lifestyle.
If you’d like to talk about working together, get in touch.
My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream
One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she’d expected or planned for.
My Four Seasons in France: A Year of the Good Life
Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home – an ancient, dilapidated barn – and fitting in with the peculiarities of her new neighbours, Janine is now the go-to expat in the area for those seeking to get to grips with a very different way of life.
Toujours la France! Living the Dream in Rural France
Janine and Mark continue their lives in this special part of northern France. With fantastic food, birthday parties, rural traditions old and new – Jean-Claude introduces snail racing to the village – and trouble with uninvited animals, there is never a quiet moment in the Seven Valleys.