Monday, March 26, 2012

Exhausted in Provence

Shirley and I have been back in Provence for a little more than a week. We have been going constantly from the moment we wake up in the morning, to the ringing church bells, to when we fall asleep at night, seemingly the minute our heads hit the pillow.

We have visited towns and villages, wandered through markets, met up with friends and family, gone wine tasting `at several wineries, cooked and eaten a lot of great food accompanied by some of the region's best wine.

We are having so much fun and I have lots to share with you. But as you can see from the picture below, I am exhausted at the end of every day so posting will have to wait till we are back to California.

One evening I "retired" to the chair after cooking dinner and fell asleep next to the fireplace in the kitchen. One of our good friends shot this "flattering" picture of me with my own camera while I enjoyed the warmth of the fire.

We have had glorious weather for March, mostly sunshine during the day but cool at night. The first few days, our heater didn't seem to be working very well, so we spent the evenings huddled around the fireplace in the kitchen.

Turns out our property manager had turned down the chaudière to save us money which if you are reading this Paul, we definitely appreciate. Once we figured that out with his help, the house has been toasty warm.

That's all for now; lots more to come. Bonne journée mes amis et à bientôt.


  1. How much fun! Nothing wrong with falling asleep by the fireplace after a great day of exploring, eating, and wine tasting in my book! Enjoy! Can't wait to hear details... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  2. Nice to know you are here and having a good time! It's supposed to be really nice today...profites-en bien!

  3. Lucky you,back in Provence!What a great picture,sated and satisfied asleep by the fire!Here at the moment in Southern Ireland we are enjoying temps.of 15-18 degrees,clear blue skies during the day,much cooler at night and its to last for the rest of this week anyway!Most unusual for March,even St.Patricks Day/weekend was a sunny one,still I would rather be in Provence!

  4. Veronique - We are having such a good time; the weather could not be better. Lots to show and share. Stay tuned!

    Meredith - Thank you so much! We are enjoying every minute.

    Talesfromagarden - I am so thankful to be back in Provence. In front of the fireplace is a great place to unwind after a busy day.

    Barbara - Thank you! I am very happy we could catch up for coffee at the market. I hope you had a safe trip to Germany.

    Sara - Thank you! Its so nice to be back!

  5. Love that photo of you... think it just about says it all, looks like you having a fabulous time in Provence! Enjoy your trip & looking forward to reading all about it :)

  6. Tuula - Thank you! Yes, we are having a great time. As you know, the weather has been glorious so we have been on the go every day.

  7. It sounds like you have been making the most of your time here. I hope you were able to make it to Bandol and some of the other places you were wanting to visit. I can't wait to see your photos and hear all about your trip :)