Tuesday, August 7

A Month in a French Farmhouse.

If you really want to sever ties with the way you live now - the environment, the technology, the language, the food, the way of living - then one of the first things you have to do is give up your smartphone. With that in mind, I'll be switching mine off this Sunday for four whole weeks. It's part of a commitment to totally immerse ourselves in another culture. My husband, two kids and I are packing our bags and winging our way to France to immerse in simple French living. 

I've always wanted to show our children this lifestyle. One that I learned as a child from my French mother. And there's no better time than the present. We found this great 18th century French farmhouse in Provence.

Our gîte (an independent house typically an old farmworkers' cottage or converted barn) is on working French farm perfect for the kids. It's only a short walk into the charming town of Vaison-la-Romaine in Provence. The town is well known for having one of the best organic weekly food markets in France. 

I will be capturing the inside stories of simple French living....from life at the cafés, decorating ideas inspired by restaurants, ateliers and farmhouses we visit, recipes from the locals and much more. All will be shared here upon our return. So share with me which culture you would like to immerse yourself in and why. I would love to hear your thoughts!

7 comments:

Petie said...

This sounds heavenly....can't wait to read about your adventures! Good luck and Bon Appetit!

Alyssa said...

Can't wait to read more!

kimberly wheat said...

Have a beautiful time! I look forward to hearing about your adventures. ;-) I miss you!

marla said...

have a wonderful adventure, jas! since i'm a fromage-ophile, i would love to immerse myself in the process of cheese making - from milking the cow to pouring the curds into containers - and discover how the terroir of the small community you're in affects the finished product.

bon voyage!

Leslie said...

We just got back from Paris and Belgium. Wonderful..except we were there for 2 weeks, not 4 and we didn't get far enough out of the city. How wonderful to take your children. You have to do those kinds of things prior to them going to high school! Things get so complicated when they get older and it's tough to schedule vacations.

Enjoy the time with your family!

sheepyhollow said...

What a great adventure! I myself spent several summers in Austria w/relatives while a young adult. I'm retired now and happily remain home milking goats and raising sheep for their wool. I am smitten with everything French at the moment... and happy to travel along thru your blog!

simplydelicious said...

You are lucky to be going on this adventure! Can't wait to read all about it and see pics! Take lots of them!!!