LIVING IN FRANCE

Seeing Red Isn’t Necessarily A Bad Thing

Les Coquelicots by any other name — a source of joy and inspiration. Just don’t take them home.

Janice Macdonald
3 min readApr 14, 2024

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The fields are ablaze with poppies (author’s photo)

It’s mid-April and the village is ablaze with poppies. Since it’s a French village, I should say coquelicots but poppies is easier to say. Just as frog is far easier to say than…

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Janice Macdonald
The Daily Cuppa Grande

At 68, I started a new chapter in my life: I moved to France. Alone. It turned out to be quite the page-turner. Still is — even when age insists on a part.