Spring has arrived

I went for a lovely stroll with Theo in his buggy this afternoon and noticed that Spring is definitely springing here! It was a balmy 20 degrees (in February?!)

The vine clipping is in full swing

The almond trees are bursting into blossom

And the spring flowers are just starting to pop up

Luckily the wee man nodded off, so once we got back, I got to read my book in the sunshine in the back garden while he dozed!




Sketching holidays in Montouliers

Places are still available for this amazing sketching holiday!

Stay in one of our beautiful en-suite rooms, spend your days being taught by Annette and your evening relaxing in our courtyard garden with a glass of wine and maybe a barbecue.
Having recently taken part in one of Annette’s sketching workshops I was amazed at what I could achieve in an afternoon. I picked up lots of useful tips, met some wonderful people and walked away with a sketch I was proud of and more importantly the incentive to get out there and sketch the things I usually take for granted in my surroundings!

To book now go to the following link



Fete de l’olivier Bize Minervois ( oh and a little wine tasting!)

Bize Minervois is our neighbouring village that every year celebrates the olive harvest and industry. In days gone by people would travel by train to rush to Bize for its cool waters in its beautiful river and its famous olives.

These days the locals still love to get together but the festival is a little more diverse. Oh yes there is a fair bit of wine tasting to be done here too. below are some pics of the day.