May 31 2009
I had a fabulous time with Hannelore and Peter at their house in Claviers. This is in the Departemont called La Var, which is one of six covering Provence. I can now see why they left Berlin exactly a year ago. What a beautiful place to live in. They both started their working life as French teachers so their French is perfect – and that helps!
We went on excursions each day and met their friends in Claviers. The style and pace of life is very different from that in a big city like Berlin. The food, cooking and meals were excellent – not to mention the wines which they buy direct from a local producer.
The photos here will include Claviers which is built on the side of a hilltop. Their house is in the middle with a wonderful view onto the valley below. You can see Hannelore and Peter after lunch where we celebrated their first year there. There are some of me, including one where I am selling a bottle of wine. Actually it is a joke for the shop owner posed as the customer and had a great laugh.