Category Archives: Travel

Living a Dream – Day 13

On the other side of the hill, behind these ruined walls, is Valaurie, a vibrant village of artists. The tiny cobbled laneways are winding passages and stone steps bordered by lavender, roses, flowering shrubs and artificial sunflowers. The houses, many … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 12

On the side of the main road that passes Menerbes there’s a neolithic burial chamber. No one would even know it was there unless they were looking for it. It’s below ground level. We drove past twice before we saw … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 10

I wake up shamefully late in Menerbes. But this morning it’s the sun who snuggles down into a white feather doona like the one on my bed and refuses to come out until noon. Hoping he’ll sleep for some time … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 9

A wet Sunday. The streets in our little village are empty. Like me everyone is probably curled up in front of the fire. No, not everyone. At the top of our house I hear the Australian anthem playing in the … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 8

Today we followed a fire trail along the foothills of the Luberon Mountains. It wasn’t exactly to suss out Peter Mayle’s old house but it we came across it, well . . . About a kilometre from Menerbes I turned … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 7

When the normal life you’ve made for yourself is on hold, when its day to day living can’t intrude, distract or make demands, or if it does you can’t do anything anyway, writing is easy. Time is what I’m giving … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 6

Today we took the D3 to Bonnieux, a pretty back road that runs through the vineyards, lavender and cherry orchards. It just happens to go along the base of the mountains and there are a few fire trails that intersect … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 5

The temperature reached 12 degrees celsius today and this morning a chill wind followed us around the markets at St-Remy-de-Provence. Now that was a market! Go if you have the chance. When we came home this afternoon the sun streamed … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 4

Warning! Do not go to Gordes’ Tuesday market if you want to buy food straight from the farm. Do not go to Gordes’ market if you want to pretend you’re french. Do not go to Gordes on Tuesday before 10am, … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 3

We woke to rain this morning. It pounded on the terra cotta tiles and gushed down our tiny steep street. The down pipe from our neighbour’s house empties straight onto the cobblestones next to our front door. I shoved towels … Continue reading

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