As the Tour de France ends… we start planning ours ….

Like so many millions of others we have spent the last 3 weeks glued to the coverage of this year’s Tour de France, watching not only the incredible cycling, but also the stunning backdrop of the scenery they pass through. So as Chris Froome & the Sky team cycled arm in arm up the Champs…

A Family Cycle to Provence – are we mad??

I’m not sure exactly how we got here, but after a few false starts we have decided to take on a rather long family cycle ride next summer, which will take us from our home on the northern flank of Dartmoor, across the Channel to France and then through the Country (visiting some of our…

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A Fig Festival & a horse in a ‘flat-cap’

I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for a local Festival in France – so you can imagine I was delighted when, on a planned bike ride last week, we arrived in Saint Didier and noticed a sign for the Fig Festival taking place in Caromb that day. I feel I should explain that Caromb was…

Countdown to a Few Days Away

The last few weeks seem to have passed by in a blur of village, school & college events and yet it still doesn’t really feel like Summer……. This school term always seems to go quickly, but to be honest it feels as if someone is removing the days in the middle of the week at the…