Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Armchair Traveller


It is interesting how at times I am drawn to a little escapism and start reading about the lives of those who have left the shores of their homeland and made their homes elsewhere. Recently, I have enjoyed Peter Mayles' books Toujours Provence and French Lessons before dipping into Frances Mayes' Under The Tuscan Sun.

Having enjoyed reading Under The Tuscan Sun for a second time, I then watched the film version, which is very loosely based on the book.

It seems that at times when life becomes stressful, a little armchair travelling can bring some much-needed relaxation or maybe it is just that I would rather be anywhere but here at the moment.