The summer feels as if it is coming to an end in southern France – there is a definite crispness in the night air and an autumn clarity in the blue skies. I have just returned from a yoga class with my friends in the neighboring village of Eygalieres and as I drive home along the Voie Aurelia I decided that today is the day to start blogging.
I am new to yoga and none too flexible ( Sophie our teacher assures that it will come – she is a complete rubber band after years of contortions) but I enjoy the calmness that seems to follow these sessions. I am not sure whether this relaxation and sense of peace comes from the breathing techniques and exercises or more from sitting outside in a beautiful garden with a direct view to the Alpilles on one side and a glimpse of Mount Ventoux on the other. I know the eyes are meant to be firmly closed in order to focus and get the most from the session but I cannot help but drink in my surroundings.
I am new to blogging but was introduced to this wonderful pastime as a result of the Penguin publication of ‘My French Life’ in 2006. Kind and creative bloggers out there wrote about my book and it is to them I want to say thank you – thank you for your support and thank you for introducing me to your world.
So this blog, I hope, will enable me to write about all the little moments that make up life in France, to share my love of interiors and fashion and maybe even shed a little light on old London town from time to time.