I hadn’t seen my house for eighteen months. On the first day the restrictions were lifted, May 17th 2021, at 5 am I packed my bag and drove down to the South of France.
Does the prospect of a day, or even an evening alone, give you the blues?
Chez Moi in Normandy 1 Normandy Landscape 2 Painting 3 Literature 4 Gastronomy 5 En Famille Normandy, a region of northern France, has a varied coastline which includes white cliffs and beachheads. Omaha is one of the beaches famous for the D-Day Landings in 1944. Inland, the city of Rouen on the River Seine, where […]
Leaves turn all shades of browns and start to fall, the nights draw in and the weather brings misty mornings and cooler days. Autumn brings changes of appetite and new riches to the table.
If one thinks of a themed party, white is often top of many lists. It can be a casual country picnic, a pool or beach party, or a glamorous evening celebration.
The first time I came to Provence was with my parents. I was a teenager. I fell in love with it instantly.
A pool party is as glamorous as it gets
Bastille Day is celebrated in France on 14th July. It’s called a “Fete Nationale” and commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution.
I often found a picnic to be – sometimes literally – a pain in the backside. The weather is iffy. You end up with cramp, grass-stained and covered by an army of ants. Yet, there is something heavenly about a picnic on a warm sunny day.
Al Fresco dining conjures up scenes of long lingering lunches in olive groves, trestle tables set to accommodate several generations of family and friends basking in the sun.