‘So what do you think?’ asked my hubby as we were cycling back along the round Luberon Trail from Merindol this afternoon. ‘What do you mean? – What do I think?’ I asked in return, only for him to reply ‘How long do you think it would take us to get bored here?’ The simple … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 14 – How long do you think it would take us to get bored?
Well another day has passed in a bit of a blur. Somehow a cycle ride of just under 20 miles managed to take up most of the day, so rather than a wordy blog tonight I thought I would do a picture-book version ………………… The day started with the relatively short, quiet cycle to L’Isle … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 13 – A short cycle taking the whole day
As we were sat in Roussillon today, my hubby said ‘I really love just getting somewhere’ and to be honest I had to agree with him. Over the years we have spent time in cars just hopping from one attraction to another, fighting to get into parking spaces, taking a brief look at the sights, … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 12 – It’s the getting there that counts
There are some things your children will never let you forget. A good few years ago we spent a month in New Zealand, having a fantastic time pottering around the islands. One evening, whilst we were staying near Rotorua I suggested that we follow the signs for a nature walk before tea ‘How long is … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 11 – One of Mum’s 10 minute walks.
To be honest after 2 days of going to markets the boys felt they needed the morning off and opted to stay at the house whilst hubby & I headed off to Forcalquier for the morning. As I mentioned last week the market at Forcalquier seems to have more of a local craft focus than … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 10 – A ‘crafty’ morning @ Forcalquier
Sunday here really wouldn’t be Sunday without a trip to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue market and today was no exception, particularly as I had noticed that there would be an extended Brocante market over the Pentecost Bank Hoilday. Once again the boys accepted their fate & happily cycled through the lanes to the town. Last … More Two Weeks in Provence -Day 9 – A quiet cycle & the ‘Fete de L’Olivier’
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
Today started with blue skies and the wind of the last couple of days had certainly dropped, which meant a day’s cycle ahead. The morning started though with feeding the chickens, who have become quite good friends over the past week and I must admit I now find it hard to contemplate renting a holiday home … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 7 –Breakfast with a view & Crafts in Avignon
Today dawned brightly enough, but it was clear that the wind had increased overnight and was gusting quite viciously at times, so much so that the cushions from the sun-loungers had been blown around the garden. After having spent the day in the car yesterday I was determined to get back on the bike today, … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 6 – Back on the bike & head-on into the Mistral
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