Having just arrived in our recently acquired house in Provence, with just a couple of suitcases and a pillow each, it was time to get started on finding furniture and whatever else we felt we needed along the way – and we were keen! Watch out antique and brocante stores in Provence – here we come!
We left Australia in mid-April and, after a brief stay in Bordeaux, we collected our car and, with much anticipation, drove directly to Provence. We arrived in the south of France with several suitcases and a carton of kitchen and cleaning essentials, then, on the morning of 28th of April, we entered and had the key to, our very own home in Provence!
After finding an ideal house in the lovely village of Jouques in Provence, Jean-Louis and I had returned home to Perth, Western Australia, to pack-up our lives and make the move to France. No easy task as we had gone on holiday within weeks of moving house, leaving our two bedroom, one bathroom town house crammed full of furniture and boxes from our recently sold, four bedroom, three bathroom, two living-room family home. We had even left a pool table taking up the entire dining room!