Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone. A little late, I know, but heartfelt nonetheless.

I am writing this to you from the Camargue where I am situated for a few days as I jot down notes for an article for the Travel section of the Mail on Sunday. It is an excellent opportunity for me to re-visit the wonderful Roman sites at Nîmes and to spend some time chilling out on some of the most unspoilt beaches of Europe, bird and sunset-watching.  I have posted quite a few pictures on Pinterest of my discoveries over the last few days here in this lovely region. Do take a look. There is a direct link from this website.

I am slowly moving north to England to attend the France Show at Earls Court next weekend. I will be speaking in the Flavours of France Theatre every day. Times of talks are: Friday 18th – 3pm, Saturday 19th – 11.45am and Sunday 20th – 2pm. I will be talking about my journeys, adventures, tribulations and joys for the filming of our luscious, super high definition, five-part documentary series of The Olive Route and I will be showing some clips from the films. This will be the very first outing for the films in English. We have already had one very successful screening of each of the five films in French in Paris but as yet, the English version has not be seen. If you can come along to the France Show, you will be the very first to see three or four short clips from the work that has taken me over three years to bring to the screen. And that is not including the time I spent travelling alone round the Mediterranean to search out stories for the books that have inspired the series, The Olive Route and The Olive Tree.

If you are coming to the France Show on Saturday 19th and if you are on my Facebook page Olive Farm, then you will know all about the lunch that follows my talk. If you don’t know about it, then please join us on https://www.facebook.com/olive.farm and find out. You will be made very welcome.

What else? The schedule for my trip to the States in April is coming together and I am getting very excited. So many of you have written with suggestions of venues where I might come and talk that it would be impossible to fit them all in. Still, a few, I hope, are being included in the itinerary and I am very excited at the prospect of finally meeting some of those of you who write to me regularly and have become friends. Thank you for your support.

So, to England. To the France Show followed by a week of recording two audio books for Scholastic.  A busy few weeks ahead.

Do try to make it to Earls Court http://www.thefranceshow.com/  and make sure when you are there to enjoy a good glass of French wine and to come and say hello to me in the Flavours of France Theatre


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