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I'm Annie André

Are you a Francophile wondering what life in France is like? Curious about French culture? Do you dream about moving to France? 

I'm a Bilingual North American with Thai and French Canadian roots who has been living in the south of France for almost 10 years. 

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November 7, 2020

HelloFresh is my favourite meal kit delivery service in France. If you’re not familiar with recipe delivery services, or you’re wondering how the French version differs from other countries, I’ve included

November 5, 2020

Some innocent-looking French phrases and expressions don’t mean what you think they do. They could actually be French sex phrases, curse words or French dirty talk: some are vulgar to the

November 5, 2020

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “why am I so boring?” or wondered “how to be less boring,” you’re not alone. Here is what years of experiments and trial and error have unearthed

November 1, 2020

Maybe you’ve heard: French Women Don’t Get Fat! But is it true, and if so, how does this nation of cheese-eating, wine-drinking people stay relatively thin? Especially women? On any given

What day is mother’s day? Is it on the second Sunday or last Sunday of May? Are you

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Is your ex refusing to sign a child travel consent form? Wondering how you can move abroad without

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Here’s a high-level “how to elope to Scotland” guide for foreigners looking to get married in Scotland. From

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Do you or someone you know idolize French culture or have a romanticized vision of France? Here’s a

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Looking for a cheesy card? I made this free printable greeting card with cheese lovers

Looking for a cheesy card? I made this free printable greeting card with cheese lovers

To kick start your French Yoga vocabulary, I created a printable yoga pose chart PDF which you

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