A cycle to awaken the senses

Having arrived late on Monday night after a particularly stressful trip down I woke early yesterday & simply sat on the terrace like a lizard, being warmed by the sun, at the start of what was destined to be another stunning day.  Yes there were things that needed to be done in the house, but…

Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux – What a day! 

For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, not only is it fantastic to watch, but it’s an incredibly…

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…

‘Hey Kids – Let’s do Mont Ventoux!!’

Sometimes in life a simple question leads to an unexpected answer that in turn leads to you taking on a challenge that you had never considered possible and that (I think it’s fair to say) is what happened whilst we were on holiday in Provence last week. As ever we were sitting round chatting about…