Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux – What a day! 

For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, not only is it fantastic to watch, but it’s an incredibly … More Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux – What a day! 

Beyond the Veloroute cycle #7 – Reillanne, Vachères & views to the Alps

As you will have realised by now we are really enjoying getting out on the bikes and exploring the area around our new home. Despite having visited the area for almost more years than I care to remember we are always finding new routes & villages to potter around. We’re really lucky as the Veloroute … More Beyond the Veloroute cycle #7 – Reillanne, Vachères & views to the Alps

Lavender, Lavender everywhere….. The Apt Lavender Festival

For the last week Apt has been turning purple.  Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, shops have had tables outside with displays of lavender flowers & plants have been appearing in the street. All a pre-cursor today’s ‘Fete de la Lavande’. I … More Lavender, Lavender everywhere….. The Apt Lavender Festival

Beyond the Veloroute – cycle #5 – Cherries, Lavender & the Ochres of Roussillon

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