April and May have been busy months away from the site : the real world beckoned in so many ways that the urge to post waned somewhat…
Highlights of this hiatus were the reading by Claire Keegan from her short stories at Ombres Blanches in early April. Her reading was actually much more sympathetic than her rather stern demeanor at first suggested. She was very compelling on her reasons for writing, and remarkably gracious in the way she put up with a seriously lack-luster host!
Another gem was the new Turner exhibition at the Hôtel de Caumont in Aix-en-Provence : well worth seeing should you go there.
As a bonus, there’s a wonderful foreign language bookshop / tearoom literally across the street where I stocked up, needless to ask!