A Lavender Garden in Provence, France

We’re taking a step away from our own garden in the West Country to share some images of my Dad’s house and lavender garden, situated in the heart of Provence in France. I LOVE lavender, as readers of this blog will know… it looks beautiful, it smells incredible, it’s great for wildlife, it’s practical andContinue reading “A Lavender Garden in Provence, France”

Olive Harvesting in France

Happy memories of the time we spent living in the South of France, when one of our last tasks before heading back to England was harvesting the olive trees in the grounds of where we were living!

Olive Picking in France

At this time of year I keep seeing references to olive picking (in warmer climes than the north of England, granted) and it always brings back happy memories of the time we spent living in the South of France, when one of our last tasks before heading back to England was harvesting the olive treesContinue reading “Olive Picking in France”

Happy Days

As you’ve probably guessed by now if you’re friends with either of us on Facebook or Twitter, we’re now back in the North of England after a wonderful summer living in the South of France. Here’s a little photo gallery selected from the 1,657 photos we took over the last 5 months! During the summerContinue reading “Happy Days”

Power Cut, Part 2

Previously… So we’re still in the dark, and Rich has been dispatched to find pizza, as it doesn’t look like we’ll be cooking tonight and quite frankly I’m starving. I have opted to stay here for reasons of a health and safety nature, as the fire is lit and I wouldn’t want to leave itContinue reading “Power Cut, Part 2”

Electricity, our Constant Companion

I’m writing this blog post by candlelight, as we are in the middle of a power cut. We were just about to start cooking our evening meal when we were plunged into darkness (and coldness, as we have just started using electric heaters) Of course, I won’t be sharing this post with you until ourContinue reading “Electricity, our Constant Companion”