South of France

The intense heat is gone and so are the grandsons

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Finally rain. None for months, then a violent tropical storm lasting two days. It marked the end of high summer…

I have been ambushed by the past

24 April 2021 9:00 am

The other week I turned up for the village walking club’s Monday hike. A dawn meet. Two cars. A 90-minute…

I’m making a cave disco in the south of France

30 March 2019 9:00 am

I’ve swapped my carer’s tray in Devon for a barrow and spade halfway up a cliff in the south of…

A beautiful maze: Marseille’s Old Town

The pleasures of getting lost in Marseille

2 May 2015 9:00 am

If you haven’t been lost in Marseille then you can’t have been there. As Alexandre Dumas wrote, this is a…