Real Fruit

A tweet appeared on my time-line today from Vaucluse Tourisme (@ProvenceGuide) with a stunning photo of a basket overflowing with local fruit. Barquettes of strawberries, furry skinned peaches and apricots, large purple cherries and of course the delightfully fragrant melons. This got me thinking of the local markets that bring people flocking to the villages…

Slow Sunday mornings and a bit of research

Sunday mornings have now changed a bit in our house – whereas before we would get up early and somehow be dressed, breakfasted and have walked the dogs by about 8.30 – we now have a different pastime…. Coffee, computer & as many immobilier sites we can find, looking through the houses that are available…

Snail Syrup anyone??

It’s the weekend and often I find my mind wandering South towards the wonderful market that takes place in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue every Sunday morning. The markets of Provence are incredible but this is by far my favourite – a real assualt on the senses with the bright colours of the Provencal fabric draping the stands; the colours…