24-25 – Shopping and Wine:-

We have a cat at home Scampi, well a cat has us, he doesn’t belong to us he adopted us, primarily because we have a cat flap but no longer any cats. We had decided we were going to get new cats when Paul retired 2½ years ago but we had already been adopted by […]

26/28 – Time Flies

Is it really a whole week since I last posted; after Collioure. On Friday 20/3 I had a day to myself in Montpellier, wandering and spending. 21/3 Saturday we went to Beziers Marche du puce, not alot there to inspire, and it rained all afternoon 22/3 Sunday the weather was forecast to be bad, but […]

19/03 – Days of Pilgrimage

I often feel that when travelling in the South of France, it is a pilgrimage for those greats who have painted here before and sometimes think “How do you have the audacity to paint here?” A few years a ago I got told off for sitting in Cezanne’s chair in his studio in Aix en […]

18/28- Serenaded by Toads

Yesterday I spent the morning around the house, then drove to another of my favourite places Villeneuvette a beautiful place with a terrible history, I have painted the wrought iron benches, fountain and geranium pots in the past and used an oil of artists painting, with me on a painting holiday as a brochure pic. […]

17/28 – Grey skies

Been missing in action, Sunday it poured with rain from dawn ’til dusk, I spent the day titivating the work I’ve done over the last 2 weeks, although the sky was grey the kitchen here faces North ish so the light was good. Yesterday needing to get out after being in all day Sunday went […]

13/28 Beziers Day 2

the story continues. So having not seen the flower market on Thursday I check the internet and find it is on a Fridays…… Doh!! So on Friday morning I return to Beziers, it is actually one of my favourite towns in Languedoc there is something going on every day and it’s history is fascinating. Changes […]

11/28……I like to ride my bicycle 🚲 🚲

Had a different Birthday Thank you, we went to Carcassonne wandered and had crepe, chips and beer. Went on to Limoux a mountain town in Cathars country, that has a winter carnival that lasts 3 months, it wasn’t on on Tuesday but is this weekend. We then followed the mountain road to Narbonne. We haven’t […]

09/03 L’Herault Valley

So we went to the Marche du Puce at Marseillan Plage on Sunday; looked at everyones junk some of it more interesting than other. It was heaving no space to set an easel up with out getting jostled, we then went for lunch at La Luna on the port in Marseillan. Could so easily get […]

07/28; A Lesson Learnt….

Pezenas is the nearest town to us less than 2 miles away, the market there on  Saturday is superb, we had coffee sitting outside the Le Chat Botte in the spring sunshine, I went to my bag to get my sketchbook  out ….OH NO!!! I hadn’t put it in, major error and artist should never […]