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 … More Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux – What a day!
Well another day has passed in a bit of a blur. Somehow a cycle ride of just under 20 miles managed to take up most of the day, so rather than a wordy blog tonight I thought I would do a picture-book version ………………… The day started with the relatively short, quiet cycle to L’Isle … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 13 – A short cycle taking the whole day
Overnight I have gone from being on my own to having my hubby & 2 boys with me, which is lovely and as expected has added a new, very nice dimension to the holiday . So after feeding the chickens & having a leisurely breakfast we set off on bikes ‘en famille’ to head towards Apt … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 8 – A family picnic & an unexpectedly hilly cycle
Today dawned brightly enough, but it was clear that the wind had increased overnight and was gusting quite viciously at times, so much so that the cushions from the sun-loungers had been blown around the garden. After having spent the day in the car yesterday I was determined to get back on the bike today, … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 6 – Back on the bike & head-on into the Mistral
After my worries last night I woke to no wind and blue skies this morning, although there were some high clouds and a quick look at AccuWeather told me that at various times during the day there was a 51% chance of rain. Now I know that in general it means that there is more chance … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 4 – 3 great reasons to cycle uphill for lunch
Sat on the terrace this evening the wind has started to pick up a bit, which is making it feel as if the weather may change tomorrow, so I’m pleased I made the most of the glorious weather today & went out for a cycle this afternoon, but more of that later. This morning I … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 3 – A Market & Hilltop Villages’ Ride
This morning I woke even before the cockerel started crowing & was sat outside with a coffee at 6am watching the sun ease its way down the face of the Petit Luberon, behind the house. It was a stunning morning with bright blue skies and a gentle breeze, so I decided that a day of … More Two weeks in Provence – Day 2 – Up with the lark and a day on the bike
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 … More ‘Hey Kids – Let’s do Mont Ventoux!!’