Published on June 14th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard0
First Day in France
After waiting a year, finally we are here back in our beloved Uzes in the South of France with a week to spare and check everything out before our guests arrive for this year’s culinary tour on Saturday June 20.
Going all the way through on a flight from Brisbane to Paris, and then immediately getting on the TGV (very fast train) down to Avignon and then picking up a hire car and driving to Uzes all in one long and laborious go – not good.
But how good is to get here? Be here? Why am I asking you that? You won’t know unless you come with us one year.
First thing to do – try to ignore the hideous jetlag – and adjust the body clock.
One good thing about jet lag (if you look at it in a glass half full way) it gets you up at 5am and ready for action because your body clock tells you it is about 2 in the afternoon your time.
So only thing to do – get up, go out and walk.
Having Uzes to yourself in the post dawn on a Sunday morning after night time rain when everything is sparkling and fresh and feeling newborn is beyond wonderful – but finding the world’s best patisserie open and lit up and warm and inviting with its coffee machine hissing and the most delectable pastries in the window – well, it’s a certain sign everything is going to be tres fabulous for the next few weeks.
Double espressos, a sublime pane au chocolat (with cream and rich runny chocolate) and ogling the almond croissants and a glorious fruit tarts, and we were set.
Our little apartment is in the heart of town, among a labryithine of gorgeous old streets surrounded by beautiful historic buildings.
What I can say? (Plenty more actually, keep reading for more posts over the coming weeks.)