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.
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
I have a confession to make….. It’s been over 30 years since we first visited the area, and over 5 years since buying the house here, yet I hadn’t visited the incredible Mines de Bruoux, at nearby Gargas, until last week. I can’t explain why I’ve never been, it’s been on the list of things … More Exploring the Mines De Bruoux
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
It’s now nearly 2 weeks, since Andy’s little ‘finger’ incident happened and we’ve been settling into life without cycling, as riding with a heavy duty bandage protecting the stitches, doesn’t really make gear-changing particularly easy. I know I can go out on my own, but somehow, it just doesn’t seem right, so the bikes have … More Autumn walks in Provence
I can honestly say that cycling in Provence is always a delight, but sometimes we do a new ride that just makes my heart sing & leaves me feeling as if I’m grinning ‘from the inside out’ and that’s just how I felt after doing this route earlier this week. I never thought I’d hear myself saying this, especially … More Beyond the Veloroute #11 Mont Ventoux & the Gorges de la Nesque
The last couple of days I’ve been settling back into life in our little house in Provence and enjoying catching up with our eldest, who arrived in May & is still here – I think it’s fair to say he loves it and would love to make a life for himself here! Of course there … More Beautiful light, colours, peace and quiet – it’s Autumn in Provence
It has just dawned on me that this time last year Andy was frantically packing the car, filling every possible space with bits we wanted to take with us to France ahead of setting off in the early hours to drive to Provence to complete the purchase of our long dreamed-for little house. … More Our Year in Provence (sorry Peter Mayle)
The first snow fell in the Vaucluse yesterday and Mont Ventoux started its shift from being a summer cycling venue to a winter ski resort, bringing with it thoughts of long walks across the hills that are so often out of bounds during the summer due to the fire risk and evenings spent eating rich … More Provence in Autumn is just lovely!
It’s hard to believe that it’s only 4 weeks since we left the house in Provence & headed back to the UK after a wonderful first summer there. When we left, the days were still hot (well over 30) and the landscape looked parched and bleached after the long dry-spell & even the leaves on … More Soft colours & golden light – Autumn in Provence