Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France

On this mild clear evening the sun is going down, the scene is enlightened by the lights of the harbour front cafés and bars and the spot lights focused on Collioure’s church, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, a former converted lighthouse. There is of course in this gorgeous setting the natural moonlight sparkling on the sea and reflected onContinue reading “Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France”

NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France

I was reminded of an experience we had in Southern Ireland in Wicklow south of Dublin a few years earlier. We were briefly in a rural village that had a circular green around an old monument and around this green there came a battered old Volvo car with an equally battered radio blaring out fromContinue reading “NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France”

NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France

I was reminded of an experience we had in Southern Ireland in Wicklow south of Dublin a few years earlier. We were briefly in a rural village that had a circular green around an old monument and around this green there came a battered old Volvo car with an equally battered radio blaring out fromContinue reading “NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France”

A beautiful watercolour view from Sand Point to South Wales

A lovely watercolour artwork of the beautiful view from Sand Point Somerset looking over the Bristol Channel to South Wales by my book illustrator. The sheep posed superbly and the walk along Sand Point to this spot gives breathtaking views along the Bristol Channel overlooking the secluded coves and rocky coastline. I do love toContinue reading “A beautiful watercolour view from Sand Point to South Wales”

A gentle watercolor view of Brean Down Somerset

Axe Estuary towards Brean Down Somerset England – A watercolor by my book illustrator. This is such a peaceful place and the view back across the Estuary to Brean Down and the bay is beautiful and ever changing New Release Friday May 1st

Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France

A French lunch is sadly missed just now. The beautiful house and garden of Monet in Giverny that I caught in a retro setting. This is one aspect of French travel that I so miss in this current situation and I am sure that resonates with many of you. One day we can safely travelContinue reading “Monet’s House and Garden Giverny France”

Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here

Lovely Pont-Aven France which is synonymous with Gauguin who lived and painted here despite the derision and hostility of the residents. Today’s residents are proud of the association and market his presence widely throughout the town. Gauguin particularly upset the locals by parading his Javanese mistress Anna who adorned herself with her pet monkey. ThisContinue reading “Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here”

Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France

On this mild clear evening the sun is going down, the scene is enlightened by the lights of the harbour front cafés and bars and the spot lights focused on Collioure’s church, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, a former converted lighthouse. There is of course in this gorgeous setting the natural moonlight sparkling on the sea and reflected onContinue reading “Hôtel Restaurant les Templiers Collioure France”

Hotel Restaurant Baudy in Monets Giverny France

A French lunch is sadly missed just now. Hotel Baudy which was of course a haunt of Monet and his friends is a very atmospheric venue for lunch. You can eat also in the garden opposite under some shade. Like most of this special village you can step back in time here in your imagination.Continue reading “Hotel Restaurant Baudy in Monets Giverny France”