To say this last year has been a bit chaotic would be an understatement and plans we made at the start of the year, always seemed to get pushed aside, so there have been less videos of Fifi than we had imagined we would be posting. So better late than never, I thought I would … More A little drive in the November sunshine.
To be honest, there were times, when I believed I would never get to write this post, but after nearly 18 months of brain-frying shenanigans, this week we finally received Fifi’s French registration number, and ordered her beautiful new black and silver plates. When we bought Fifi, just over 2 years ago, we fell in … More Fifi is Finally French
It’s hard to believe that we have had Fifi, our beautiful, bright red, 50 year old 2CV, for approaching 2 years, and we really couldn’t imagine being without her now. Although, as I write this, she is back in the garage, receiving more tender-loving care from Michel, after she decided she really didn’t fancy starting … More A Colourful Autumn Drive in Fifi – new video
After a busy week back in the UK, when we fitted so much in, that it felt as if we kept meeting ourselves coming back in the opposite direction, we are finally back home in Provence, and starting to plan for the next stage of work on the house, finally decorating the living room. It … More Bikes, Fifi and a smile on our faces
This time last week, Andy was back in Exeter, making sure that everything was ready for his return back to France. He had his sheaf of paperwork ready, his European vaccine passport on his phone, and his rucksack packed for the train journey home to Provence. After trying just about every possible way to travel … More Making the most of life in Provence
There is something simple and peaceful in finding a perfect picnic spot for supper, whilst watching the sunset in Provence….. … More Perfect Picnics in Provence
If you are a regular reader of the blog, you will know that the Boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us, in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence, is by far our favourite. The Boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but it’s not the only attraction as the … More Stepping back in time at Simiane
I can honestly say that yesterday felt like a holiday. I know that probably sounds a bit ridiculous – I’m in Provence, I cycle almost every day, I have stunning villages to visit and explore, surely every day should feel like a holiday. The fact is that generally it does and don’t get me wrong, … More Back to a Brocante – with a bit of planning ahead.
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 … More Fifi’s French Adventure – Day 5 Video- All the way to Provence
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 … More Day 4 of Fifi’s French Adventure… Video