Fifi’s French Adventure – Day 5 Video- All the way to Provence

Our drive down through France in Fifi with all the excitement and worry already seems like a distant memory. Since arriving Fifi has just settled into life in Provence, happily pottering around the area – bimbling to brocantes, acting as a bike transporter from time to time and just generally getting to grips with the…

Watching the Sunset at Caseneuve

We’ve had a bit of a shift around of the furniture on our terrace this summer and if I’m honest I wish we’d done it years ago. Since buying the house we’ve had ‘Conversation-corner’ , which is made up of a couple of old iron cots, with old futon mattresses, throws and cushions, surrounded by…

Day 4 of Fifi’s French Adventure… Video

a little video of Day 4 of our drive in our vintage Citroën 2CV across France to Provence. Fifi is back on the road again after her breakdown in The Dordogne and what fun it was to have her back

Fifi the cycle carrier

I Mentioned in yesterday’s post about the story of using 2CVs to set the categorisation of climbs in The Tour De France. It made us realise the final climb back to the house can only be done in 1st gear, so is a Category 1 climb, and to be honest pretty tough at the end…

Fifi’s French Adventure – Day 3 video

We’re quite enjoying putting these little videos together now. The Sunflower fields were stunning, but the sight of Fifi being loaded onto the back of a recovery truck is so sad. Hopefully you can also see why we love the view from the Hotel L’Esplanade as we push open the shutters….. It is Jaw-droppingly beautiful…

Back in Provence and a sensory massage

It would be fair to say that it has taken us a couple of days to settle down into life again in Provence after having spent 17 weeks in the UK (the longest time we’ve spent there since we bought our house here 4 years ago). Then there was the additional little spanner thrown into…

Fifi’s French Adventure Day 3…. Not quite as planned

So day 3 of our drive to Provence was due to take us down through The Charente and on into The Dordogne, where we had booked to stay the night at the Hotel De L’Esplanade in the stunning little bastide village of Domme. This was due to be a real trip down memory lane, as…

Fifi’s French Adventure Day 2 – Roscoff to The Sunflower fields

Rolling off the ferry at Roscoff yesterday morning was just lovely, it may have been a grey and slightly damp morning, but the roof was open and we were back in France and the adventure really was underway. We started by driving to Morlaix along The Corniche from Carantec, a road we knew well after…