Island Life – Boyardville, Île d’Oléron

A Storm in a Teacup; The Ubiquitous Evil & The Wrong Kind of Wind! 8th September: The dogs were suddenly excited. Even we were aware of the delicious, briny smell of the sea as we crossed the bridge on to the Île d’Oléron. At 22 miles long, Île d’Oléron is France’s second largest island afterContinue reading “Island Life – Boyardville, Île d’Oléron”

Taking it Easy in Les Eyzies

A Dazzling Dalliance in the Dordogne. 5th September. We seemed to be oscillating backwards and forwards through time. From the Lozère, we went from Gallo Roman, via Celtic to Prehistoric at our destination on the River Vézère, a tributary of the Dordogne. Summer also changed to Autumn as we drove through the Parc Naturel Regional desContinue reading “Taking it Easy in Les Eyzies”

Happy with our Lot at the River Café

Barjac, Lozère (South Central France) – “The corner of S.W. France that the British haven’t discovered.” 1st September. In over 50 years, I have succeeded in doing it only a handful of times. Since I was a little girl, I have tried to make “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” the very first thing that I say onContinue reading “Happy with our Lot at the River Café”

A Trip Down Memory Lane

The sleepless nights were redundant. It could have been so different… but it was a no-tears exit from our pitch at Allevarde. No-one had parked next to us – so it was straight out over the two adjacent pitches and on our way! We followed the glacial blue River Isère as we meandered down throughContinue reading “A Trip Down Memory Lane”