Tag Archives: Provence

Riding up Mont Ventoux

This post was originally published on 21 Aug 2012. I’m republishing it  to coincide with the Tour de France’s return to Provence with a climb of the Mont Ventoux. I look forward to watching the climb on the TV although I wish I could be there in person to cheer the riders on. And for […]

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Originally posted on Blissful Basil:
Patience is most often a virtue but once in a while it’s a lavender macaron.  A petite, pillow-like cookie that is typically so darn pretty one might believe that it couldn’t possibly taste good.  But it does.  It tastes like heaven all wrapped up into two bites.  Of course, tasting heaven is going to cost you. …

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Colours of Provence

I’m still trying to recover from the serious change in weather last week.  The rainstorms had me hibernating like a bear in its den.  All my energy was sapped; I felt listless and lifeless.  I just wanted to sit.  And do nothing.  The skies were grey and sad, not the azure blue that I love.  […]

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The weekend that was

The weekend was a good one!  All together now:  afternoon road trips in Provence! I told D that I was going stir-crazy.  I love his parents; I think they’re swell.  And really, they’re wonderful people.  I was slowly going insane with our routine of breakfast-work-lunch-work-dinner-digestif-bed routine.  I’m being serious here.  Yes, I know everyone follows […]

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FFF – Rosé wine

I came.  I saw.  I drank rosé wine.     Ah, rosé — so girly, so youthful.  When I was younger I recall that most of my girlfriends were all agog for White Zinfandel.  It was the wine and the boyfriends would woo their girlfriends with this pale pink, sweet wine from California.  I wasn’t a big fan […]

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Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?

When you think about or plan your move to France you think of Paris.  You think of the City of Lights, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe.  And maybe you think about speaking and/or learning French. Depending on your age and your level of determination you may find learning French relatively easy.  It’s not the […]

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Let’s get moving – la suite

Yes, D and I left the house and ventured on a mini road trip. From les parents we chose to go left along route d’Apt because it was sunnier in that direction.  We didn’t think we could out-drive the rain and the clouds but we were optimistic. We ended up in Ménerbes.  Sadly, we didn’t […]

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