I’d Really Like To Do This One Day

Les Baux de Provence

Le Baux de Provence

A few days ago, the daily post challenge was to write about something we always talk about but never do.


I thought about all the things I say I’d like to see, hear, experience, acquire, and I thought, I could go on and on. This blog would take a very long time to finish.  Or maybe I should write about a few, one or two.  I could go back to this blog to remind myself that there are these things I need to make into a reality.  Here goes a few of them:

I’d like to live in Provence for at least two months with Louie, preferably towards the end of summer and into early Fall.  I’d like to rent a small apartment or a villa in one of the little towns like Les Baux or just somewhere outside Avignon. We’d rent a car and explore the southern countryside again, this time, more leisurely.  We’d go to the weekly markets (usually on Thursdays) and buy the local breads, sausages, cheese, and produce.  We’d visit the small thriving vineyards and venture maybe into a few historic sites again.  We’d take a drive on the coast to Cassis and have lunch again by the water, where they make the bouillabaisse out of seven (yes, 7!) different fishes.  We’d once more, dunk our crusty bread into the broth, and savor every bite. Then we’d wash it all down with a cold crisp white.

The other place we’ve longed to explore is Tuscany.  We’d travel for a month, roam around the little towns, sample great Italian fare, get tipsy on their wine. Then we’d traverse the landscape, appreciate the works of Botticelli, da Vinci, and Puccini, walk the streets where the Medici once lorded over—-Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, to name a few   Then we’d end up at Cinque Terre, to admire the coast and the famous terraced towns.  I’d learn how they mix and match their food, how they prepare their meals, so I can commune with their culture and history.  I’d take lots of photos to commit the time and place to memory.  And then, I’d write about it all.

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8 Responses to I’d Really Like To Do This One Day

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Very exotic wishes. Oh so many wishes, so many lives, so much possible…

    This daily post challenge, I’ve heard of it, but just don’t know that I could do it! I admire those who do.


  2. Hey there! Just left Italy and its gorgeous! I’m currently eating and blogging my way around the world so let me know when you start! And you must visit Tuscany, but you might have to wait on Cinque terre… it just suffered a monsoon (I was there) and they will need a lot of time to recover! Cheers friend!


  3. eof737 says:

    I do hope you get to live that wonderful dream… and it is doable. Go for it. 😉 TY for your patience as I have been adjusting to a changed schedule in my life … Glad to comment again. 🙂


  4. Can’t wait for you to follow those wish and dreams. Provence and Tuscany are just beautiful and romantic. I have a feeling it’ll happen soon. We should seek what makes us happy, right? Thanks for sharing your faughter’s Christmas story from your last comments. Every word so true. Have a merry Holidays my friend.


  5. MOL says:

    I wish it were that simple. At this point in my life, I can’t easily be gone for an entire month, let alone two! I will work towards that though…..


  6. auntyuta says:

    So take a two months holiday for the provence and a one month holiday for Tuscany. Do you and Louie get something like a long service leave? Maybe one day you’ll actually be able to make your dream come true. Have you been to these places before and didn’t have enough time to explore them properly?
    Peter’s and my dream is to stay for two months in an apartment in Berlin (Germany). We have an apartment in mind which doesn’t cost very much if you rent it for two months instead of for a shorter period. The apartment is situated right in the center of Berlin. This would be perfect for us! You can book one year in advance. We always follow up on the internet,whether there are still some vacancies available.


  7. Me too! It’s a dream to have time and money to travel leisurely instead of 2 or 3 weeks a year (If I’m lucky!) Hope your dream comes true.


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