I have an admission to make. I hate grey, dank weather; it drags me down and when it arrives, I find myself wishing the hours away, longing for bright days to return. I’m not someone who relishes the chance to hunker down in front of a fire, simply enjoying the opportunity just to sit and … More A Wonderful Winter Walk
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
Something happened here yesterday that made nature turn off the freeze button. I don’t know what made it flick the switch, but whatever it was, it made it a very pleasant day. The last few weeks have been bitterly cold, with snow, ice, hail and even ice rain, that hideous weather event that literally turns … More Off the beaten track in Provence
I woke up this morning with a plan, and it seemed a good one too. After a week of doing lots of long walks with the dog, I had decided that we could both do with a slower day, so planned an early drive to the market at L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, to get a … More Walking to the Colorado Provencal
This last week, I have been out every day, walking with Millie. Not just a little amble along the lane, or up the trails at the back of the house, but good, long walks, exploring some favourite tracks and finding some new ones too. Although the physiotherapist has said that I can start cycling again, … More Hiking in the Luberon
It’s only 6th January, but already feels, with everything that has happened, as if we are months into this year. It’s been a stressful few days trying to establish what is happening, following the latest announcement about lockdown in England, but yesterday everything became clearer, when Tom’s University confirmedthat as his course is considered to … More Epiphany Queen – Brioche des Rois
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve got into a bit of a routine, going for a nice bike ride one day and taking Millie for a longer walk on the next. It’s a great time of year to be here with the dog as it’s not too warm to walk, in fact most days … More A little Walk & stunning views above Simiane-La-Rotonde
Heading back from L’Isle Sur La Sorgue market this week I thought I’d take the opportunity to stop at Cabrières D’Avignon and seek out a walk that I had heard about that follows some of the ‘Mur de La Peste’. The Mur de la Peste, which ran for over 27km between The Durance and Monieux … More Walking the ‘Mur de la Peste’ from Cabrières D’Avignon
Having Millie, our Golden Retriever, with us in France this Winter has been lovely. Not only is it nice to have her company about the house, it’s also meant that we have taken her on some delightful walks. Many are well trodden routes that we have got to know well over the years, but others … More An afternoon walk from the Abbaye de Senanque to Gordes.
One of the first things I fell in love with, when I viewed the house for the first time, was the view from the kitchen window. The Luberon is spread out in front of us with the constant sight of the tower on the highpoint of the Mourre Nègre directly ahead, even during the night, … More Views from the Mourre Nègre are worth the walk!