Blue Sky Living is, according to the blurb on the front, the indispensable way to keep up with life in Provence. It features the weekly blog of the editor Jamie Ivey as well as news on restaurant and hotel openings, and advice on villa rentals in the area, plus the best places to buy wine.
Now, here in deepest Brittany (where A Taste of Garlic is nurtured, fermented, massaged and generally dragged into existence), we don’t have too many problems with scorpions and bearing our recent problems with the Fosse Septique (you don’t want to know, really you dont!), I’m tending to avoid the subject of La Merde.
However, I still find James’ blog interesting and funny.
The curious case of the truffle oil and the unexpected baby wrenched at my heart strings (congratulations, by the way, to Mrs James Ivy) and I became an instant fan of Extreme Boule (now, that’s my sort of game!)
James is also a writer and has had 2 books published (which is around about 2 more than me – but who’s counting?) and he describes his moments of fame and fortune in this article about his Jeremy Clarkson Moment. I’m hoping to interview James for A Taste of Garlic so that we can all find out more about his books but, for the moment I’m contenting myself with looking at his blog.
And, what should I find there but…. an article about the Festival of the G-String! Now, you wouldn’t get that in Bognor, would you?
And, to top it all off, how about instructions on How to protest – French style.
But, you know, I shouldn’t really be telling you all this. You should take a trip to Provence and find out for yourself. And, if it’s too far, why not take a look at Blue Sky Living instead?
All the best