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
Whenever we come down to Provence for a prolonged period we always bring the animals with us.It’s a Dog’s Life in Provence Happily Pusscat immediately adapts to life here, switching from being a Devonian cat to a full-blown Provencal resident, spending her days chasing Lizards and Grasshoppers or stretching out in the shade under one … More Perfectly Cool Day By The River… Happy, Soggy Doggy
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!
One of the things we love about Provence is its wonderful wildlife and recently we’ve been lucky enough to watch ‘Sangliers’ foraging at the side of the road…….. Please excuse my photography!! And have seen Vultures flying off the Petit Luberon and near Sault, but when it was suggested that we go to look for … More Hunting for Rhinos near Viens
It’s nearly 9pm and it’s still around 30 degrees on the terrace this evening. The weather over the last couple of weeks has been bizarre, ranging from the day I got in the car at Uzès to see the display reading 47 degrees to a week ago when the temperature dropped to an unseasonable low … More A Beach, a Gorge & Waterslides – 3 cool & wet places in Provence for the summer.