Chris and Alison Walley set up this blog in 2014 with the aim of posting news to keep friends in touch with what we were going to be doing in our ‘retirement’. We have not actually retired, we have just moved to other forms of work, though a lot of what we’re doing is unpaid. Specifically, we have taken up roles as volunteers with the Christian conservation group A Rocha.
After moving to France in July 2014 we were based for six months at the A Rocha site Les Courmettes, high in the hills (830m) above Nice. You will find lots of information about Courmettes on this blog, and you can also look at the Courmettes website (it will come up in French: English readers please click the “English” button at top right) for lots of photos showing events that take place there and for current events (usually in French only, even from the English version of the site).
Chris is currently working as the A Rocha Mediterranean Conservation Science Coordinator, which he is able to do from our current home in Taradeau, Var. Alison is a volunteer with A Rocha, helping out at Courmettes sometimes, and backing up Chris’ work. We are also involved in the church family of the English-language Holy Trinity Cannes. Again, you will find out more about all these things on the blog.
Finally, please note that all the opinions in these blogs are our own, and not necessarily those of A Rocha or any other organisation. All photos are copyright the blog authors.