P is for Pottery Markets

As a mother of 2 rugby-loving teenage boys I know that there is potentially a very short shelf-life for any nice pieces of pottery in our house, which is such a pity. I must admit that both my hubby and I look forward to the day when we may be able to buy a nice…

M is for a week full of Markets

I had to laugh this morning when my eldest asked what letter of the alphabet I’d reached in my A-Z – I replied M, he then started to ask what I was going to write about then checked himself by saying ‘Stupid Question….. It’s Markets isn’t it?’ gave a snort and wandered off to make…

K is for ‘Un Kilo s’il vous plait’

It’s May Bank Holiday and I’m listening to the rain bouncing off the roof of the conservatory and can hardly see the end of the field due to the mist, so naturally my mind has turned to Provence & the incredible food that is on offer at the local markets. It doesn’t seem to matter what…

J is for Jewellery and Jumble

When it comes to jewellery, I’m a sucker for something a bit different & have never really got on with fine chains and delicate filigree. I much prefer something a little bit quirky and a bit on the chunky side, so you can imagine I was delighted when I came across a lady selling jewellery…

I is for L’Isle Sur La Sorgue (and a bit of shopping)

I’m currently counting down until my next visit to the Luberon and planning a first day’s cycle to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue to make sure I get there in time for breakfast in the delightful Café De France, where I can sit and watch the bustle of the Sunday market setting up around me. The…

Real Fruit

A tweet appeared on my time-line today from Vaucluse Tourisme (@ProvenceGuide) with a stunning photo of a basket overflowing with local fruit. Barquettes of strawberries, furry skinned peaches and apricots, large purple cherries and of course the delightfully fragrant melons. This got me thinking of the local markets that bring people flocking to the villages…