Category Archives: Provence 2017

Unexpected red balloon…

…dropped by a woman with a bright green bag while we had lattes at an Italian cafe. Most unexpected in fact. For our last day in Nice, we wandered around. The weather had become decidedly cooler and the sky was … Continue reading

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For example, Capetown

Nice has connections with 24 other cities around the world. Or so the woman in the petit train headphones told us today. She told us a lot of other things besides, while we sat and meandered around the streets and … Continue reading

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Oops, wrong week

And so the day I’d been dreading finally arrived. Ever since leaving the tangle of streets that is Nice airport terminal 2 car rentals, I have been in fear of the the reverse. Okay, I’ve relaxed a lot and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Crazy French roads

Driving in Provence is decidedly scary. The roads seem hardly wide enough for two cars to pass each other and they are full of blind corners as they go up and down the mountains. The locals drive at top speed … Continue reading

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Chocolat magique

Way back when, the Romans pulled down a Gaulish wooden bridge and erected a stone one across the deluge that was the River Cavalon. These days the Cavalon is slightly more than just a trickle and I’m sure a lot … Continue reading

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Sweaty cheese in a car park

Just in case anyone is thinking we were harsh in our judgement of the town of Beaucaire yesterday, today the owner of the place we’re staying in now was very dismissive. When we told him we had come from Beaucaire … Continue reading

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Celine takes her top off

This holiday is seriously becoming one of unexpected surprises every day. Quite often we’ll go away, know what we’re going to visit and, while enjoying it completely are not exactly surprised. (Surprise is something we both rather enjoy.) This time … Continue reading

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Paddle steamer Camargue

Today was going to be a Lazy Day but it turned into a Leisurely one instead. At first there may appear to be little difference between the two however the difference is there. As the two terms relate to holidays, … Continue reading

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Death and the sunflower

When Mirinda suggested we go to Provence, she asked me what I’d most like to see. Of course there were quite a few things but one thing stood out. I really wanted to see a flamboyance of flamingos. One of … Continue reading

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Art but not as we know it

Imagine this: you are happily sitting in your BMW convertible pootling down some road in Provence, not a care in the world when, suddenly, you are confronted with a truck full of fertilizer. This happened to us today and gave … Continue reading

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