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Our eight day sojourn in Provence comprised four days in Uzes, situated east of the Rhone River, and then four in Isle sur la Sorgue, west of the Rhone.
Our apartment, in the historic centre of Uzes, is in a 16th century building. It is a step back in time as we unlock the mullion door on Place Austerlitz, walk through a stone tunnel to an iron gate. An old iron key unlocks the gate before we climb the ...
... hard and it definitely shows - the place is phenomenal! Laurence took us on a tour, they have over 100 hectares, and we were able to see some of the vineyards, some horses, and their legendary Madonna statue.
They prepared for us a very traditional Swiss mountain dish called raclette. It is a special kind of cheese that is heated up and melted down and eaten with potatoes, cured meats, and pickled veggies. Of course, it was paired with some ...
... or teacher....felt v proud of ouselves!
Wonderful to return. The Ardeche Gorge is magnificent, the colours, the light, the amazing views from the road along the top, which David took in his stride driving along (lots of 100 metre sheer drops) whilst I gripped the seat in despair. Conciously I knew the road was a great one, smooth, wide, well marked and with great stopping points ...
... of coffee providing solace.
What a lovely meal we have just had so a big thank you to Marion for a lovely ad hoc chicken dish, wish les vegumes and rice which is now being followed by stewed apricots and ice cream. We will have dessert on our laps as we watch Wimbledon on the TV.
Carol spoke to Rosie, Tony and Ali this evening to catch up with Ali's news while for the remainder of the time until bedtime, we were doing what we have been doing ever since we arrived.
... I just have to get myself home if I end up covered in pancake batter. I’ll let you know how it goes in next week’s email!
This week Liam and I went to Avignon. It’s the third time I’ve been, and I still really enjoy it. We had lunch at the same place that Jess, Benn and I did – 7€ burger and drink! And it’s not as if they’re stingy with the food at that price either. There are definitely benefits to being ...