Adventures and misadventures in France.


In February of 2013 I made the jump across la mer to live and work in the Loire Valley of France. I’ll be posting anecdotes for my family and friends about food, travel, culture, and daily life in a rural village.


*Update* : We’ve accepted a work opportunity in Houston, and will be moving back stateside in early 2015, Smiley Dog in tow!


All questions and comments welcome!


Contact : saylaviefrance (at) gmail (dot) com

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  1. Joan Smith said:

    Lovely little village!!

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog! It’s funny, we have exactly the same toy (in yellow) for our dog – a French bulldog. He’s mad about it!

    • Sweetteamob said:

      That’s hilarious! He actually destroyed that toy a couple of days later. Now we stick mostly to tennis balls and kong toys, which are more durable!

      • Thanks for tip – our Frenchie has already destroyed a couple of the others (and worse, gotten pieces of them stuck in his throat!) So I’ll definitely check out Kongs!

  3. Thanks for following my blog, yours is lovely! France looks great 🙂

  4. Thanks for checking out my posts and following them! I always check out who follows and I am pleasantly surprised that you post on Life in France. I will def. follow you. and love your little stories on your family, friends and food! Thanks for popping over!!

  5. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here:)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Life as an expat is never dull. I enjoy reading about your follies. Bon courage.

  7. I’m delighted I came across your site and was wondering if you or any of your readers can give me some advice about recruitment in France. I’m working for a company that is looking to expand into multiple cities across France, including Nantes, Montpellier, Toulouse and was wondering if anyone had any advice on the best places to advertise locally. We are looking for English speaking businessmanagers so any advice would be greatly appreciated. We’ve advertised on Linkedin and but haven’t had much luck attracting the right applicants.

    • Sweetteamob said:

      I would be happy to answer your recrutement question! I’ve only assisted with some limited HR work in our office. From what I’ve seen, people use Viadao a lot (similar to LinkedIn) for professional networking, and / / for job listings. There are likely websites that exist for your particular field as well, if you keep searching. Good luck, and thanks for checking out my site!

  8. Thank you very much for your help and devoted time, any other info that you have and you would like to exchange, you can send to and this is our website You have a lovely site, keep up the good work

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