It’s all been a bit busy, since Andy arrived back, and it’s hard to believe that nearly 12 weeks have passed already. Of course we’ve been back out on the bikes… And enjoying some wonderful long walks too, watching spring start to take hold….. But in between times, we’ve been busy doing lots on the … More Making our house a home
five years ago today, we loaded the car and started our journey to buy our house in France… has it lived up to the dream? … More Our Vaucluse Dream – 5 years on
A gentle Christmas at home in Provence, walking the Luberon, and enjoying some quiet family time … More A Gentle Christmas in Provence
Since arriving back in Provence, it has felt as if someone has been playing with time … I can’t quite believe that nearly two weeks have passed since Tom and I drove back. It is more like moments have passed, than days, but at the same time I have the sense that I have been … More Winter arrives in Provence
After all the work that Andy has managed to get done over the last couple of months he has finally felt able to relax a bit and enjoy himself this week. That’s probably a bit unfair, as it suggests that he hasn’t enjoyed himself whilst he has been doing the work, which isn’t the case … More Enjoying winter days, and a bit more work
I can’t get over that another week has gone by already, and find it even more surprising that it was only 8 weeks ago today that we took delivery of the first lorry load of building supplies Even the last week has flown by, since Andy opened up that second new doorway and finishing the … More Blue skies, building walls and a beautiful table
A couple of days ago I was sat with a friend, drinking tea and chatting about some of the things we will be doing this year saying that it will be ‘interesting’ to say the least. She smiled and said that her idea of interesting is visiting a museum or looking at some art, a … More And so begins this wonderful adventure
The last time I posted about the renovation works at our little place, the house was in uproar and we were tip-toeing through piles of debris and dust as our plans were turned into reality. The airbed in front of the fire proved to be a comfortable place to sleep and certainly very cosy, whilst … More After 3 years we have a bedroom with a door!
By the start of November our little place was in a state of chaos in readiness for the work to start. The rooms were piled high with relocated furniture & building supplies and Andy had laid new Travertine floors throughout the 2 main spaces upstairs that would become the new bedrooms and bathrooms. This was … More The building work starts and the water stops….
Firstly I have to start with an apology – the last few months have been rather chaotic with one thing and another and I find that this really is the first time I’ve been able to sit and write about our little half-life in France for quite some time. It’s probably best if I start … More Time for the transformation to begin