It’s a Blogger’s World- Share Yours!

The phenomena of blogging had exploded onto our screens long before the coronavirus crisis.

They are a link to the outside world, to something beyond our own four walls… to people other than our immediate family, pets or reflections in the mirror!

Voyeurism, curiosity, escapism… whatever the reason behind their popularity, blogs are a huge part of everyday life and here at P-O Life, we have a number of resident bloggers.

  1. Artist, columnist and chef, Suzanne Dunaway, gets your taste buds tingling with a weekly local recipe in Food for Thought
  2. Amateur wine expert, Tony Goodman provides a fortnightly round up, during lockdown named Staying at Home and now that movement is permitted again, entitled Out and About,
  3. Leone Crinnion shares her monthly Observations of a Newcomer to Saint Cyprien, comparing the blue skies and sunshine to the hustle and bustle of her ‘other life’ in Paris.

We know, however, that many of readers run their own blogs and as such, if you think your musings could be interesting, useful or entertaining to other P-O readers, please do share!

Send us an introductory paragraph to your latest posts, along with a link to your blog, to and we will feature them here for all the world to see, well the English-speaking world linked to the region anyway!

13 tips on how to become a manager

By Gillian from

Have you been desperate for that promotion for some time and it’s just not happening? Are you ready to start preparing for that next step in your career but not sure where to start?

It is a common issue for many people, especially those who are specialists in their fields – they are constantly overlooked for promotions and never seem to be able to take that step up into the role of a Manager. Here are some business tips from managers on how to step up into your next big role.

Continue reading here.

After the fall

By Loulou from

She fell just like this – on her left elbow, bammo! 

Well, I’m talking about a real one, a fall, that is.  Papa’s daughter fell yesterday at the end of a run in London, where she lives, and now has a steel rod in her arm!  ARGGGGH.

What a day! Mostly scary, especially for her, but we are breathing a bit more easily now that she’s home from hospital and has good friends to help her over the next weeks.

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By DL from

Rick and I agree on most things and disagree on enough to keep our married life and our conversational debates interesting.

Prince Philip’s funeral was one of those. My husband sees little use for the royals. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a little kid.

I love the pageantry and the tradition.

This goes beyond the UK. Somethings that go back hundreds or thousands of years are worth preserving. Granted there needs to be some updating on traditions or we’d all be running around in furs and fig leaves.

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The logistics of quarentine

By Rick from

ecause we traveled back to our Swiss home from an alleged “high risk” area of France, we are required to self-quarantine for 10 days.

At least we can quarantine in our own home. People who travel to Singapore have to quarantine in a designated hotel, at their own expense. You’re talking thousands of dollars, francs or euros for that.

We’re allowed out for doctor’s appointments, and the first ironically was to get D-L’s 2nd vaccination jab. We have a couple others in the next two business days. (My 1st jab is 28 April.)

What perplexed me about the Swiss website instructions is that we were expected to go directly to our home to start the 10-day clock. But what if we had no food in the house because we’d been away for three weeks? Can we go to the grocery store? Or are we restricted to whatever restaurants offer takeout? What if we they don’t take credit cards, and we have no cash? Are we allowed to go to an ATM? Are we allowed to get gas in the car in order to drive to the doctors? (The rules discourage public transport.)

Continue reading here.


  1. Three videos are available for stay at home cooks:

    Suzanne Dunaway’s FLASH Pizza
    Suzanne Dunaway’s FLASH Focaccia
    Suzanne Dunaway’s FLASH Pasta alla romana

    I have many references who have used all three recipes, some for years.
    If your readers are interesting, please enjoy them and leave a comment.
    I don’t know if they actually go in the Blog section of your lovely PO LIFE.
    But I think whoever reads this will enjoy them.

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