Archive | July 2015

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SCARS AND BARS AND CARS (Tour de France 11)

I am in the swimming pool, with Julia, at our new campsite at Camping Fleur de Camargue near the historic town of Aigues Mortes on the edge of the Camargue in southern France. It is really, really hot – bordering 40 degrees – and most of us happy campers are in the pool desperately trying […]

MONSIEUR FITOU, THE VIRGIN AND ‘THE KID’? (Tour de France 10)

We are approaching the end of our two week camp in Lourmarin. We only have one more ‘big trip’ planned for our time here – a visit to Marseille. I am looking forward to visiting France’s ‘second city’ not least because when I was a student at Grammar School back in the 1950s one of […]

THE VIEW FROM PETER MAYLE’S HELICOPTER (Tour de France 9)

The view of Provence and the Luberon from Peter Mayle’s helicopter is all that you might expect it to be … amazing. In fact it is even more amazing than you expect it to be! If you don’t believe me you can see it for yourself … if you get hold of a copy of […]