Since spending more time in the UK, The Artist and I have started a monthly 'mystery tour', where one of us organises something, without telling the other what it is. My 'tour' took us to an Italian restaurant, Guiseppe's Gourmet which is in the club house of The Bristol and Yotam Ottolenghi comes to Bath[Read More]
A Late Provencal Smoothie
People often ask why I blog. It takes up a lot of my time and I don't make any money from it; in fact it costs me money! Everyone has their own reasons for writing a blog. Some people do it to share information with their families, others to enthuse about their hobbies and A Late Provencal Smoothie[Read More]
Around the end of August and the beginning of September, if you live near the garrigue (scrubland) or woodlands in Provence, you can hear the pop, pop, popping of gunfire, heralding in the shooting season. Near us in the Alpilles there are signs to beware of the chasseurs. The Wild Boar[Read More]
Photos from the Camargue
Whilst I was filming in Seattle, my sister Nicola went to the Camargue on a photographic trip and I asked her to write about it. I hope you will enjoy her beautiful photographs and the description of her time there. Having recently returned from Provence, I thought I’d Photos from the Camargue[Read More]
Le Tour de France, time to get on yer bike!
The town that we live in was built in the round as many of the old medieval towns in France were, and sooner or later, I like to say, everything comes around the town. In the summer bulls run round pursued by gauchos on horseback, marching bands blow their trumpets and bang Le Tour de France, time to get on yer bike![Read More]