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
An unsettled start to the year in more ways than one … More A Winter Wonderland in Provence
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
It’s funny isn’t it, the little habits we fall into; the things that just become a natural part of day to day life, those moments that we miss dreadfully when we find we can’t do them. The tail end of this year, rather like the beginning and if I’m perfectly honest, the middle bits too, … More Making my own croissants
There is always a point whenever we have worked on houses, when the niceties of life have to go by the wayside and you simply have to make do with chaos for anything from a few days to a few weeks. And this week Andy got to that point. Over the years we’ve become experts … More Not exactly elegant living in Provence!
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
I think it would be more than fair to say that this year has had more than its share of twists and turns for us, certainly keeping us on our toes and forcing us very firmly outside our comfort zone of being able to plan. And this week has been no different. We actually thought … More Another week, another year older and another new doorway
Once again the last week has absolutely flown by for Andy, who seems to have been out working almost literally from dawn to dusk. Now France is in lockdown and his daily exercise away from the house is limited to 1 hour, at a maximum if 1km from the house, there are even less distractions … More Another week and a huge transformation
Was it really only just over a week ago that I wrote the last update on the work we’re doing to convert the buanderie into a new kitchen. Just looking back at the blog now, I am struggling to believe how much has been achieved since. When I last wrote, we had just taken delivery … More Aren’t walls meant to be straight?