TRAVEL BLOG More NEW Stories Please Enjoy these short memoirs and more

My passion is writing about travel and particularly French travel. I have traveled extensively in France and wine and food has always featured on my travels and now in my books. My friends always await our return from France with the latest new finds from the vineyards and I was more than happy to keepContinue reading “TRAVEL BLOG More NEW Stories Please Enjoy these short memoirs and more”

St Paul de Vence a beautiful French perched village

St Paul de Vence is felt by many to be the loveliest of the perched villages in the south of France. Perhaps, but I do love Bonnieux! St Paul de Vence, an attractive, compact village became a magnet for artists and art lovers in the 1920’s, when a group of impressionist painters rediscovered this sleeping neglected village.Continue reading “St Paul de Vence a beautiful French perched village”

Tour de France Tommy Simpson and a strange tale of Mont Ventoux

From early in my life I always had a fascination about the career and death of the British cyclist Tommy Simpson. In my youth I was a keen cyclist but I never cycled competitively. I had one of those ‘can you remember where you were when JFK was shot’ moments in 1967 when Simpson diedContinue reading “Tour de France Tommy Simpson and a strange tale of Mont Ventoux”

End of a Year and a New start

2020 saves its most beautiful sunset of the year – and there have been many stunning ones – for the last day of the year. A year that we will never forget. 2021 starts with the most glorious sunrise over the Mendip Hills here in Somerset. It has a slightly threating glow however but hopefullyContinue reading “End of a Year and a New start”

More PROVENCE & the South Photography to Enjoy waiting to Travel

Please enjoy some more photography from our travels in Provence. They compliment my French travel writing and these are available on Amazon including Kindle Unlimited. Hope you enjoy and you are all keeping safe and ready to travel again for real. PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL VIEW

St Paul de Vence a beautiful French perched village

St Paul de Vence is felt by many to be the loveliest of the perched villages in the south of France. Perhaps, but I do love Bonnieux! St Paul de Vence, an attractive, compact village became a magnet for artists and art lovers in the 1920’s, when a group of impressionist painters rediscovered this sleeping neglected village.Continue reading “St Paul de Vence a beautiful French perched village”

Impressions of France for my French Travel Books

Lovely watercolour artworks from an original idea by my book illustrator – so looking forward to being back in these seascapes and landscapes. I do love to mix up my illustrations in my French travel books with photography and some original artwork. I think an artists impression allows your imagination to take you into theContinue reading “Impressions of France for my French Travel Books”

More PROVENCE Photography to Enjoy waiting to Travel

Please enjoy some more photography from our travels in Provence. They compliment my French travel writing and these are available on Amazon including Kindle Unlimited. Hope you enjoy and you are all keeping safe and ready to travel again for real. PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL VIEW

Perpignan the French city with a Catalan heart

Perpignan is a mere thirty kilometres form the Spanish border, a city of Art and History, retaining from its past as the former capital of the kingdom of Majorca an interesting historic centre of harmonious mainly Gothic style architecture. It is a French city but please don’t say that too loudly when you visit thisContinue reading “Perpignan the French city with a Catalan heart”