Category Archives: Courmettes

Courmettes encore

Last week we went up to Courmettes again for a couple of days. The occasion was the holiday of A Rocha UK. And, as everybody who comes to Courmettes seems to be, they were profoundly impressed by the site. It … Continue reading

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Caring for Courmettes

Weather-wise things have been very strange here. After one short day in which the temperature was warm enough for us to swim in the pool, rain and cloud has continued. In one sense we are very grateful for this – … Continue reading

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Trials and Tiles

We first visited Les Courmettes in the summer of 2008, shortly after A Rocha had taken it over; the crying need was for major refurbishment of the main house. This is a big building which, if it hadn’t exactly been … Continue reading

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Of aerial views and roofs

We were in the UK visiting family last week and you really don’t want to see any photographs from there. Almost everything was in what might be called 30 shades of grey. We did however get some excellent views as … Continue reading

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Snow

Given that the winter months down here are December, January and February there was something very appropriate about the first winter storms occurring on Saturday 2nd December. As regular readers will know everybody here has been desperately anxious for precipitation … Continue reading

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Nice and Courmettes

We had our elder son and family here for their half-term recently. It’s a good time to come with youngsters: the pool has warmed up to the point where you can spent a couple of hours in it – which … Continue reading

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Fête des violettes

If you read anything about the history of Provence, you soon realise that until the 1960s, everywhere beyond the coastal strip was very rural, little known and rather impoverished . Making a living in these upland regions was pretty difficult. One … Continue reading

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