It seems strange to say, but this evening, the fire is lit and we’re cosy inside the house, watching the snow fall silently past the window. It had been predicted, but even this morning, it seemed unlikely, as we woke to beautiful blue skies, without even the slightest glimpse of a cloud on the horizon. … More A bed, some brocanting and back to Winter
I’m sitting here, almost not knowing where to start with this week’s blog as so much has taken place in the last 7 days. It would be fair to say that our heads are spinning with everything that’s happened, in a week that has seen us meeting ourselves coming backwards, and generally feeling as if … More What a Week.. 2 Goodbyes, 1 Birthday and an Engagement
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!
This time last week the boys were cycling the last leg of their mammoth cycle from Dartmoor to Sete in the South of France. The ride saw them cover nearly 1500km in just under 2 weeks. I think it’s fair to say they had a fantastic time & certainly it’s an experience they’ll remember for … More One Week on & some first thoughts on the adventure
I think it’s fair to say that we now have enough equipment to stock a small shop – in fact we recently opened the door of our Chapel for me to sell some of my jewellery (yes I know it sounds posh, but it came free with the house & has proved to be very useful!) and more than … More 3 months to go
It’s less than 18 weeks to go now until the start of the cycle ride from here to the Med and we’ve seen a bit of a change in our plans, which means that only my hubby & 2 boys will now be doing the ride. This isn’t because I’m worried about doing it, (in fact … More And then there were 3……..
I had a quick look at the calendar this weekend and realised that in 25 weeks time we will be pushing our bikes off the Ferry at Roscoff and starting, what we hope will be, a fantastic cycle ride through France to eventually dip our toes in the Mediterranean at Sete. As I mentioned in the last … More 25 weeks and counting…..
Like so many millions of others we have spent the last 3 weeks glued to the coverage of this year’s Tour de France, watching not only the incredible cycling, but also the stunning backdrop of the scenery they pass through. So as Chris Froome & the Sky team cycled arm in arm up the Champs … More As the Tour de France ends… we start planning ours ….
I’m not sure exactly how we got here, but after a few false starts we have decided to take on a rather long family cycle ride next summer, which will take us from our home on the northern flank of Dartmoor, across the Channel to France and then through the Country (visiting some of our … More A Family Cycle to Provence – are we mad??