I have a confession to make….. It’s been over 30 years since we first visited the area, and over 5 years since buying the house here, yet I hadn’t visited the incredible Mines de Bruoux, at nearby Gargas, until last week. I can’t explain why I’ve never been, it’s been on the list of things … More Exploring the Mines De Bruoux
Looking out of the window, as I am sitting at the table writing, I can hardly see the Mourre Nègre opposite. It’s a grey, cloudy, and even misty day and the colours look so flat, but I know that if I am in need of a splash of colour, then it isn’t too far away. … More The Ochres of the Luberon
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
Although we always like to think that every day in Provence is warm and sunny, that really isn’t the case. In the last week we’ve had sunshine & blue skies one day… then heavy snow the next…. before a couple of days of icy wind and a milky sky…. and then today simply leaden skies … More Another walk to Roussillon with Millie for coffee
Yesterday morning I cycled up to Roussillon for the weekly market and to sit on the wall enjoying the view and the vivid colours of the Ochre cliffs that define the village. When I arrived it was lovely & quiet and I popped into the Boulangerie to buy breakfast, where I ended up chatting to … More The Legend of Roussillon – a tale of illicit love and a tragic end!
After a couple of busy days settling back into the house & getting on top of a few things I needed to do, I decided to get back out on the bike this morning. I had an appointment with my neighbour to pop to the Recycling Centre (furniture hunting) at 2, so today wasn’t a … More Beyond the Veloroute – cycle #5 – Cherries, Lavender & the Ochres of Roussillon