Category: Trips

One from the vaults: Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy

We’re actually in Milan meeting with clients today nonetheless here’s my final repost which is from April 2018. We often spend a day or even a couple of days away in Italy, in Alassio. My youngest sister asked me why we go there so… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy”

One from the vaults: Yet another trip to Alassio

Continuing my reposting about our many trips to Alassio while we’re there this week. This one’s from October 2018. The rationale for our most recent trip was a few relaxing days away so my beloved could use the hotel’s Thalassotherapy facilities to sooth his… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Yet another trip to Alassio”

One from the vaults: Two becomes one

Continuing my reposts about Alassio where we’re enjoying a few days of lotus eating and Aperol Spritz drinking. This post is also from 2017.  Yes, this is a sad tale about separation and loss. My beloved had arranged a business meeting in Alassio on… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Two becomes one”

One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?”

We decided to skip town for a few days of farniente in Italy. We’ll be enjoying a few days in Alassio, followed by a few more in Milan which will also include client meetings. Accordingly, while I’m away I’m reposting some of my earlier… Continue Reading “One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?””

Looking for Lavender

As the Tour de France peloton rides adjacent to Provence’s famed fields of lavender, I thought I’d explore the French and Italian Riviera’s lavender heritage, when and where to see lavender in bloom, plus where to buy lavender-based products. Think of lavender and your… Continue Reading “Looking for Lavender”

A trip to Saint-Raphaël: Part II

We used the occasion of last week’s Ascension Day holiday to visit the seaside town of Saint-Raphaël. Yesterday I wrote about the town’s rich history, today we’re going to take a closer look at the town, its ports and major attractions, aside from its… Continue Reading “A trip to Saint-Raphaël: Part II”

Trip to Saint-Raphaël: Part I

We used the occasion of last week’s Ascension Day holiday to continue our investigation of the neighbouring department. This time we visited the seaside town of Saint-Raphaël which is situated near to the larger and older town of Fréjus. It’s easy to reach by… Continue Reading “Trip to Saint-Raphaël: Part I”

One from the vaults: Two-day trip to Paris

You may recall that back in 2017 my beloved fell off his bike and broke his hip. This was one of the first work-related trips he took a couple of months later. Yes, it’s finally time for my beloved to get back to work… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Two-day trip to Paris”

Trip to Fayence: Part VI

Having been finally let off the leash again, albeit briefly, I can conclude this series of posts which today includes Saint-Paul-en-Forêt and Bagnols-en-Forêt Bagnols-en-Forêt Welcome to Bagnols-en-Forêt, the penultimate of the nine perched villages of the Pays de Fayence! Its name alone conjures up… Continue Reading “Trip to Fayence: Part VI”

Trip to Fayence: Part V

Another long mid-week ride in the glorious sunshine prior to our latest lockdown meant I’m finally able to tell you all about Tanneron and the nearby Lac de Saint Cassien. Tanneron is the most easterly village of the Pays de Fayence, just at the… Continue Reading “Trip to Fayence: Part V”