Blogs in January 1970

The French House 1st January 1970

CC is trapped by a job she no longer loves in an unfriendly city. So when her new boyfriend decides it’s time to sell up and move to the South of France, she decides in seconds to change her...

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The Promise of Provence 1st January 1970

June in Provence is full of promise when Katherine arrives from Canada, eager to feel renewed by her surroundings. Endless rows of lavender prepare to burst into pink and purple blooms. Fields of sunflowers flow in golden waves among...

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How Blue is My Valley 1st January 1970

The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dishes is not one of them, nor what writer Jean Gill had in mind when...

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The Hotel Riviera 1st January 1970

Imagine a sunny sea-lapped cove, gift wrapped in blue and tied with a bow like a Tiffany Box, and you’ll get the feel of my little hotel. It’s a place made for Romance with a capital R. Except for...

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A Year in Provence 1st January 1970

Peter Mayle and his wife did what most of us only imagine doing when they made their long-cherished dream of a life abroad a reality: throwing caution to the wind, they bought a glorious two hundred year-old farmhouse in...

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