The tranquil Toulourenc

We love the long, hot summer days here, getting up early and heading off on the bikes, arriving home before lunch time, then spending the afternoon in the shade, relaxing, or just pottering gently with jobs that need to be done. We never tire of the heat, in fact it was one of the things … More The tranquil Toulourenc

Bee-Friendly Provence & a French Lesson in an Organic Garden

When you think of flowers in Provence your mind tends to think about fields ablaze with poppies or the purple flashes of the lavender fields and the vibrant markets are home to stalls piled high with locally-produced fruit and veg or selling honey, created by bees that visit all these flowers……. So often we have … More Bee-Friendly Provence & a French Lesson in an Organic Garden

February Fun on the Cote D’Azur – Part 2 – The Fete du Citron at Menton

Last year we visited the Fete du Citron for the first time, 40 years after I’d first seen postcards of the incredible structures when I’d visited the town as a child. It was well worth the wait and the event exceeded my expectations and we had a fantastic time. Bollywood in France -Incredible Fête Du … More February Fun on the Cote D’Azur – Part 2 – The Fete du Citron at Menton

Flowers, Lights & The King of Space – it’s Carnaval in Nice

In February there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves – it’s as if the plants are reminding us of the sun that is to … More Flowers, Lights & The King of Space – it’s Carnaval in Nice