Bienvenue! We are delighted to welcome you (or welcome you back!) to our blog about summers in the south in France!
However, we have included blogs & picture albums from "the Covid Summer", 2020, when, like everybody else, we were a bit restricted. But we did manage a wonderful Summer Odyssey, in spite of Covid, & we wanted to include it on our blog. We use this blog as part diary, part travelogue, part musings about all kinds of silly things, & lots of pictures, so it seemed fitting to include last summer too.
Our 2021 summer theme is "Getting Back to NORMAL", & we are looking forward to it very much. We are happy to say that we have returned to Villevieile, in southern France, & we are dleighted to be here.
It will be our 6th summer in Villevieille, a lovely old Roman village perched on top of a steep hill, above a larger town called Sommieres. We are addicted to our view--that's why our blog is called "View from the Terrace".
Our real iife is in Charleston, SC, where we both have hectic schedules. Both of us are determined to be "productive seniors", & love contributing what we can to our community. I work with children in an art museum & in Charleston schools, & Les works in wealth management, which, thankfully, he can do from here remotely in the summers.
This year we are 2 month visitors (instead of the usual 3 months), & are delighted to be able to come back "chez nous". As usual, we will try to blend into the French way of life, & seek out interesting things to do that are not on the regular tourist agenda.
We hope you have a super summer, wherever you are & whatever your plans.
Elise & Les