C is for Cycling

In the early 1990s, as a newly married couple, we spent our first holidays in the Vaucluse. Back then we were able to spend our time pottering slowly, visiting where we wanted, when we wanted and having long slow lunches. We had found a delightfully quiet camp-site ‘a la ferme’ just outside Lagnes and quickly fell…

B ….’ Les Balades’ and ‘Les Bories’

Week 2 of my A to Z and settling on one thing to write about that begins with B is not an easy task. There are the beautiful villages of Bonnieux & Le Barroux, or the extensive Brocante markets that take place in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue every Sunday. There are also the delicious breads…

Ais for Avignon

As I mentioned last week I thought I would start the year by posting an A-Z of my favourite things about the Vaucluse area  so here we go A is for Avignon Why start with Avignon instead of perhaps Aix or Apt? This was actually quite a simple choice, as I’ve always felt that the…

A New Year & Time for an A-Z

This Today was rather grey here on Dartmoor, a bit dank and moist; one of those days when it seems to start getting dark almost as soon as the clock has chimed mid-day. We certainly look forward to any early signs of Spring & I was really happy to see a first primrose struggling to…