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…

Fifi’s French Adventure #Day 1

A little over 17 weeks ago Andy and I packed up the little house in Provence and headed back to the UK to be with the boys as COVID started to really take a grip and spread at a terrifying rate across the area. The last 4 months has seen us manage to redecorate the…

Fifi’s Colourful Life

Sometimes something happens that just makes us smile – that was certainly the case when someone commented on a Facebook Post about Fifi. As a result we now know so much about her rather colourful life over the last 49 years …. Effectively ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ for a 2CV!

Le Luberon nous manque

When I first started learning French I found this turn of phrase perhaps the most difficult to get my head around. Of course we would say ‘I miss The Luberon’, but now I’m used to it, I rather like the direct translation ‘The Luberon misses me’ and it feels really nice to know that is…

A bit of research and a change of name

A few weeks ago I posted about our new car, a rather wonderful 2 CV that is destined for a new life in Provence, with a plan to do a bit of a road-trip at the start of May to drive her from Exeter down to The Luberon. As you can understand though, our plans…

There are advantages to being a ‘morning-person’

Today was always going to involve an early start, but as ever we managed to wake before the alarm and were dressed in minutes, heading out of the hotel to walk to the Gare de Nord for the start of what will be Andy’s busiest travelling day yet. Our plans this year have shifted, settled…