Sunday, 11 July 2010


Our holiday was blissful (it would have been magical even without the proposal!). The beautiful Provence house was pale stone with huge ceilings, tiled floors and an elegant muted decor. We lolled by the pool all day, then feasted like royalty, gorging on oozy cheeses, cured meats, sardines, hunks of bread and gallons of rosé at lunchtime, then gin and tonics, statement salads and grilled squid, steaks and sea bass by night. We ate every meal outside, challenged each other to Scrabble, badminton and boules and took afternoon naps, lulled by the scents of lavender. We marvelled at each other's swimwear, the glorious weather and the sublime company. It couldn't have been more perfect.

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