How to Have a Fabulous Summer in the South of France

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, one day you’re stocking multiple umbrellas in the trunk of your car, and the next the thermometer has climbed to 30°C (86°F)… so is the change from spring to summer in the south of France. It sneaks up on you and then bam, everyone and their brother-in-law is off… Continue reading How to Have a Fabulous Summer in the South of France

Beautiful beaches of the Var… les plages du Mourillon

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I’m sending you a big « bonjour » from sunny Provence. We’ve had a few chilly days in France (it even snowed up north – in May!), but it looks like clear skies are headed our way. And the timing couldn’t be better. Summer’s in the air… This year I’ve vowed… Continue reading Beautiful beaches of the Var… les plages du Mourillon

Expat Tales… Making Friends in France

Greetings dear readers and friends. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter holiday. We stayed close to home and hosted my in-laws (les beaux-parents) and my sister-in-law (la belle-soeur) at our house for the weekend. Nothing like a bit of French home cooking to set you right… plus my belle-mere brought some artisanal chocolates from her… Continue reading Expat Tales… Making Friends in France

Spring at the Sanary-sur-Mer Market (in photos)

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, spring is here and it’s pretty amazing. The weather has been a bit up and down in temperature, and we got some much-needed rain this week, but otherwise it’s been nothing but sunny skies. It’s so nice to see our garden start blooming. I even planted a few sunflowers… Continue reading Spring at the Sanary-sur-Mer Market (in photos)