After 5 years of owning the house here, I thought we had a good knowledge of our little part of Provence. We’ve got beneath the skin of the area, have some favourite little places, quiet little nooks that we go to, far away from the summer crowds, and just have found our own way here, … More Enjoying the little things in Provence
We love the long, hot summer days here, getting up early and heading off on the bikes, arriving home before lunch time, then spending the afternoon in the shade, relaxing, or just pottering gently with jobs that need to be done. We never tire of the heat, in fact it was one of the things … More The tranquil Toulourenc
As I mentioned in my last couple of blogs we’ve really enjoyed exploring the area on foot this Winter and in turn it has meant we’ve had a very happy dog! We have managed to discover some new walks, but have also enjoyed treading well-worn paths, like this one that runs from the pretty village … More A Morning’s Walk – from Lagnes to the source of the Sorgue
One of the things we love about Provence is its wonderful wildlife and recently we’ve been lucky enough to watch ‘Sangliers’ foraging at the side of the road…….. Please excuse my photography!! And have seen Vultures flying off the Petit Luberon and near Sault, but when it was suggested that we go to look for … More Hunting for Rhinos near Viens
Some people must think we’re mad, but having bought the house in France, we had to decide what to do with our pets as between us we’ll be over here for about 5 months this summer. Our dog Millie (a gentle & rather dim Retriever) is adored by a friend who immediately offered to have … More Pusscat’s French Adventure
I can’t help it, I really enjoy being close to nature. We live in a small village, nearly 1000 feet up on Dartmoor within the National Park so we have a daily procession of sheep, cows and ponies walking past our front gate – and occasionally breaking in to eat whatever they can find in … More N is for Nature – Flora, Fauna & sometimes a snake!