Croissant-Chasing… 4 great places to sit for breakfast

As you have probably guessed, I am a little bit restricted at the moment after my tumble a couple of weeks ago and am already missing being able to get out on the bike. I have very quickly realised that I am really not very good at being sedentary and know that I will be…

Jamais Deux Sans Trois

It’s funny isn’t it that we always seem to feel bad things tend to happen in multiples of three. I’ve never really wondered why, but always wait for the third thing to happen when I seem to be having a run of bad luck. I thought it was a particularly British thing, but it appears…

A Lavender-scented cycle ride to Sault – Video

A few weeks ago, when the fields were purple and the air was scented with Lavender, we took a ride across the Saint Christol Plateau to Sault, simply to enjoy the sight. Enjoy it with us now on YouTube A ride through the lavender It’s a ride we love to do as the views are…

Back to a Brocante – with a bit of planning ahead.

I can honestly say that yesterday felt like a holiday. I know that probably sounds a bit ridiculous – I’m in Provence, I cycle almost every day, I have stunning villages to visit and explore, surely every day should feel like a holiday. The fact is that generally it does and don’t get me wrong,…

Fifi’s French Adventure – Day 5 Video- All the way to Provence

Our drive down through France in Fifi with all the excitement and worry already seems like a distant memory. Since arriving Fifi has just settled into life in Provence, happily pottering around the area – bimbling to brocantes, acting as a bike transporter from time to time and just generally getting to grips with the…

Slow Tourism and Active Travel by bike in Provence

Over the last few days I have been asked the question ‘Why do you cycle?’ by a couple of people I’ve met and yesterday it was posted by one of the women’s cycling groups as well. It got me thinking about the reasons why, and I thought I’d share them with you, so hopefully you…

Watching the Sunset at Caseneuve

We’ve had a bit of a shift around of the furniture on our terrace this summer and if I’m honest I wish we’d done it years ago. Since buying the house we’ve had ‘Conversation-corner’ , which is made up of a couple of old iron cots, with old futon mattresses, throws and cushions, surrounded by…

Fifi the cycle carrier

I Mentioned in yesterday’s post about the story of using 2CVs to set the categorisation of climbs in The Tour De France. It made us realise the final climb back to the house can only be done in 1st gear, so is a Category 1 climb, and to be honest pretty tough at the end…

A little cycle around Lioux

Since arriving back without Fifi we’ve been out on the bikes every day, just settling in and getting back under the skin of the area. It’s been a delight to be out on the quiet roads, just enjoying the peace that we find here. We both feel there is a simple and almost childlike joy…

Back in Provence and a sensory massage

It would be fair to say that it has taken us a couple of days to settle down into life again in Provence after having spent 17 weeks in the UK (the longest time we’ve spent there since we bought our house here 4 years ago). Then there was the additional little spanner thrown into…