My parents moved away from the hustle and bustle of London and decided to retire in sunny Provence. The south of France was never my top destination but as I have been visiting my parents, I can see the attraction of retiring in the area. I have visited many of the towns and villages near their house and wanted to share them with my readers.
Isle Sur La Sorgue
This beautiful town on the river Sorgue is twinned with Venice. The town is also know as the Venice of the Comtant and is home to one of the best Sunday markets in France. There are a variety of antique shops and brocant. The town sits right on the Sorgue river and is home to many of the water wheels that in the past, powered the textile industry. I love coming to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue for the market and also to buy souvenirs from Provence. For those looking to grab a bargain, there is a flea market every Sunday.
It can be difficult to find the time to keep fit while working in London. Some people in their thirties find they put on weight more easily while others (like myself) have always had to watch their weight and so look for more exciting and fun ways to shed the pounds. This past week, Time Out London featured some unique ways to keep fit, which has inspired me to write this post.
Take Part in a Fun Run
There are lots of runs organized throughout the UK. I have taken part in numerous 5k and 10km runs over the past few years. The Stylist has put together a list of the fun runs for the rest of summer. I took part in two London British 10ks. For those who want a bigger challenge, the Royal Parks Half Marathon is on 11th of October this year.
For those that know me, they are aware of my love for Nando’s. Therefore I decided to dedicate this post to my favourite chicken restaurant.
The love affair began in 2003 when I started work at the Nando’s in Epsom. They were one of the best companies I have worked for while a student and post graduate.
Back in 2012 I wanted to see more of Europe and therefore bought myself a 30 day rail pass to visit as many countries as could. I had just bought a new camera and wanted to practice up close and distant shots, so I wanted to have the same object to take photos of where ever I went.
And what did I choose? Haribo Gummi Bears.
Every since I was a kid, I loved gummi bears (watching the TV show and also eating them), so when I was travelling, I decided to buy myself a packet. I also wanted to practice different types of shots. I thought it would be cool to have the gummi bears represent my family.
My Dad is as white as a polar bear so he is the white gummi bear. My brother in law was in the army so he is green. My mom loves red and my sister and I are the orange and yellow ones.
The start of my trip, in Berlin, Germany. You can just about make out Aleksander Platz in the background.
Bears in front of the Prague castle
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