france travel

We have a Gagnant!

We have a Gagnant!

It was our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday. In keeping with tradition, we forgot...

A Skeptic's Pilgrimage to Lourdes

A Skeptic's Pilgrimage to Lourdes

When I was diagnosed with a rare and untreatable auto-immune liver disease five years ago called PSC I had no idea how to cope. My family has always had horse-shoes shoved up their rears as far as health went. Nobody in my family had ever, as I have come to call it, "lost their medical virginity" i.e. been diagnosed with a disease that could prove fatal. 

I had no road map to follow. Franck, however, did...

Brocante tour of La Maison de La Vieille Vigne

Brocante tour of La Maison de La Vieille Vigne

Following my recent blog post about the antiques we found to furnish La Maison des Chaumes (our other vacation rental in Villers-la-Faye) here is a peek at our finds at La Maison de la Vieille Vigne - our 16th Century restored winemaker's cottage just steps from the Burgundian vineyards... 

My Grape Year Available FREE to Amazon Prime Members

My Grape Year Available FREE to Amazon Prime Members

Just a quick head's up that for a limited time My Grape Year - the first book in my GRAPE series - is available for free to Amazon Prime members through the newly launched Amazon Prime Reading Program.

To The Beaune Market...

To The Beaune Market...

It is the simple activities I enjoy the most when we are at La Maison des Chaumes, our house in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. Top of my list is going to the Saturday morning market in Beaune.