A Sticky Lightbulb Moment!

Posted on 22 March, 2017 by Penny Attiwill | 0 comments

Sometimes things happen for a reason. A cliché perhaps, but true.

A couple of months ago I hurt my foot and so I spent more than a few days sitting in front of my Mac with my leg up resting on a chair.

Instead of deleting the mass... Continue Reading →

Alliance Française 2016 French Xmas Market

Posted on 01 December, 2016 by Penny Attiwill | 0 comments

Come and enjoy a French weekend at the one and only Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Eildon Mansion in St Kild... Continue Reading →

Paris to Provence November 18-20 2016

Posted on 15 November, 2016 by Penny Attiwill | 0 comments

Paris to Provence 2016 is on next weekend November 18 -20 at Como House, South Yarra, Victoria. We will be there as usual with a marquee full of goodies, enjoying an aperitif or two and devouring raclette. We hope to see you there, come by and ... Continue Reading →

How to keep your French fresh!

Posted on 02 November, 2016 by Matt Learmonth | 0 comments

Isabelle Sury is a Swiss now living on the Mornington Peninsula and teaching French in schools and in smaller conversation classes. To get in touch with Isabelle please email enquire@labrocante.com.au.

I asked Isabelle to write a post on... Continue Reading →

Buying Property in France

Posted on 03 October, 2016 by Penny Attiwill | 0 comments

At a time when the purchase price for a single-fronted terrace in Melbourne or Sydney is equivalent to buying a chateau somewhere in the French countryside with a long drive and a pair of formidable but welcoming old iron gates (or is that just... Continue Reading →

I have a bit of a thing for nougat

Posted on 19 September, 2016 by Penny Attiwill | 0 comments

There are a couple of reasons for this blog post based purely on nougat.

The first reason is that earlier today I was feeling a little peckish and so popped next door to Cellar & Pantry next to our store here in Red Hill and bought a... Continue Reading →

How I failed English in a French school

Posted on 21 May, 2016 by Penny Attiwill | 0 comments

When I was 13 years old my father took sabbatical leave from the University of Melbourne to do further research in botany at the Université de Montpellier in the south of France.

We said our goodbyes to horses, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbit... Continue Reading →



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