After many fun “shall we go here or there?” type conversations this August, Maya and I decided to set sail to Provence in search of lavender, tomatoes and Provencal elegance. As it turned out we could not have found a more exquisite nest, in which to stop, bask and catch up.
Maya loved topping up her already amazingly ebony coloured skin, whilst I swam in the early morning; a real holiday favourite, before the sun’s heat burst through, at which point I donned my much travelled, enormous sun hat and read in the blissfully warm shade for hour upon hour. I’m particularly loving a book called Along the Enchanted Way by William Blacker at the moment.
We (it has to be said, mainly but not exclusively me!) treasured being away from technology, just the two of us, uninterrupted and footloose and fancy free. So much so that I’ve come back to ‘normal’ life determined to carve out more of these tech free days, where you can just be in the moment. Although I suspect I will be pulled quite quickly in the opposite direction, as our world’s amazing but potentially destructive technology entices us to be constantly in touch.
I love being able to connect and share, but just stopping, enjoying a simple plate of sliced, voluminous tomatoes, drizzled in olive oil, a sprinkling of sea salt, tears of basil and a slice of fresh goats cheese, has to be appreciated whilst remaining uninterrupted in my book.