A market stall-holder in the antique market at L'Isle sur la Morgue. Fine character!

A market stall-holder in the antique market at L’Isle sur la Morgue. Fine character!

A new BBQ design? Seen in the olive groves of Les Pastras, Luberon

A new BBQ design? Seen in the olive groves of Les Pastras, Luberon

It’s the season for the Winter Truffles – the so-called ‘black diamond’ (tuber melanosporum). We’ve had friends staying from Sydney plus some assorted family and off we went to Les Pastras.

Here's Jean-Marc and his dogs - Pupuce and Mirabelle, sniffing out the truffles

Here’s Jean-Marc and his dogs – Pupuce and Mirabelle, sniffing out the truffles

 

Birthday boy Chris is called forward

Birthday boy Chris is called forward. Not sure about the dance – maybe to cal up the truffles…

 

Dig Chris - gently!

Dig Chris – gently!

 

Chris sniffs the authenticity of the truffle he has found

Chris sniffs the authenticity of the truffle he has found

 

The haul!

The haul!

 

A successful hunt - Jean Mar with his champion dog - Mirabelle

A successful hunt – Jean-Marc with his champion dog – Mirabelle

Winter skies in the Luberon

Winter skies in the Luberon

 

Sunset!

Sunset!

 

Note: To-day is the Ménerbes Truffle Market. 10h00-18h00. 

Happy Birthday, my darling!

 

Madame and E at L'Isle sur la Sorgue last Sunday

Madame and E at L’Isle sur la Sorgue last Sunday

 

 

Dinner at La Veranda. Yum!

Love, me xxxx

 

 

swimming pool

 

We’re famous! The prestigious USA Town and Country magazine has featured Bastide les Amis as one of the 5 most ‘jaw-dropping’ villas in France.

Have a look here.

Another  picture that did not get featured….

 

garden androses

 

To book at Bastide les Amis, click here.

Lovely atmosphere at a Chateau in Lumieres, Luberon.

Lovely atmosphere at a Chateau in Lumieres, Luberon.

The cross outside the Eglise St Luc, Ménerbes.

The cross outside the Eglise St Luc, Ménerbes.

Bon Noel to all our readers and thanks so much for the support, comments and fun over the past year.

It’s at a time like this that we reflect on one very brave girl – Jenna Lowe who has just undergone a double lung transplant in Johannesburg, South Africa. To Jen, her sister Kristi, and parents Gabi and Stu – we salute you and the candles burn brightly for you all in the Luberon.

To find out more about Jenna and her amazing story – click here.

We’ve written before about the significance of Christmas Creches in France (click here).

We have a new one – and authentic! Most generously given to us for our new grand child (to be)!

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Hundreds of years old - waiting to be re-used. Roof tiles!

Hundreds of years old – waiting to be re-used. Roof tiles!

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