An opportunity for a night away & Sommières Brocante

The last couple of days have been a bit of a whirl, which culminated on Friday in me driving across to  the stunning Gorges du Tarn  The drive across is lovely, following the main road through the centre of Avignon, on to Uzès then across to the old mining town of Alès, clearly very proud … More An opportunity for a night away & Sommières Brocante

Peeling Paint, Shabby Shutters & Intricate Ironwork – How wonderful

There is something so wonderful about French buildings and all too often we miss seeing them as we hurry past or simply focus on everything at eye-level. In the past I’ve probably been one of the worst, focusing on just cramming as many of the things we love to do into a busy couple of … More Peeling Paint, Shabby Shutters & Intricate Ironwork – How wonderful

Two Weeks in Provence – Day 8 – A family picnic & an unexpectedly hilly cycle

Overnight I have gone from being on my own to having my hubby & 2 boys with me, which is lovely and as expected has added a new, very nice dimension to the holiday . So after feeding the chickens & having a leisurely breakfast we set off on bikes ‘en famille’ to head towards Apt … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 8 – A family picnic & an unexpectedly hilly cycle

Two Weeks in Provence – Day 5 – Saint-Remy-De-Provence and a hop across to the Gard

As had been suggested, this morning was bright but windy and a bit chilly, so I thought I would take a break from cycling and head off to the market at Saint-Remy-De-Provence and perhaps then onto Uzes, or the Pont-Du-Gard. At least a day in the car, doing a bit of sightseeing would give my … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 5 – Saint-Remy-De-Provence and a hop across to the Gard