Back Home in Provence

In my last post, I gave you a sense of how ridiculous our life has been, over the last few months and the last few weeks haven’t really been much calmer. But a few things have now slotted into place and yesterday, I arrived back home, after another long day’s drive, whilst Andy stays with … More Back Home in Provence

Purple Provence. Lavender Season in the Vaucluse

I love our little corner of Provence, all year round, but there is something incredibly special about the time of year, when the area turns purple, with the Lavender fields exploding with colour, filling the air with scent as the flowers gently brush against each other in the breeze. The fields look beautiful, even in … More Purple Provence. Lavender Season in the Vaucluse

Epiphany Queen – Brioche des Rois

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

Beyond the Véloroute #14… Sault and back the long way round… On a bit of a mission

A few weeks ago, when I was back in the UK and Andy was in France he did a ride that he was particularly excited about. He told me about it and yes it sounded lovely, until he said it was about 110km and had nearly 1500 metres of climbing. At that point I was … More Beyond the Véloroute #14… Sault and back the long way round… On a bit of a mission

Bee-Friendly Provence & a French Lesson in an Organic Garden

When you think of flowers in Provence your mind tends to think about fields ablaze with poppies or the purple flashes of the lavender fields and the vibrant markets are home to stalls piled high with locally-produced fruit and veg or selling honey, created by bees that visit all these flowers……. So often we have … More Bee-Friendly Provence & a French Lesson in an Organic Garden