Sunday, 21 December 2014


‘Lorgues is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France. Lorgues is located in the middle of wineries and fields of olive trees. It's in the centre of the department of the Var between the Mediterranean Sea and the Gorges du Verdon’.

That is the all-inclusive Wikipedia entry for this hidden away part of France fifty miles due north of St Tropez.

Cabro d’Or near Lorgues snuggles up to a shallow hill,

We were here to stay with our friends Marc and Louise and their friends for a long weekend at Cabro d’Or. Four days of sunshine and in late November and twenty-two degrees of warmth throughout the day. Ostensibly we are there to pick olives.
Fresh Fig Jam and saucisson 

Cabro d’Or is a farmhouse near Lorgues. It snuggles up to a shallow hill, on the opposite rise is woodland where wild boar are abundant. Between the house and the wood, in the small valley a field of vines and a little further a grove of olive trees.
The prelude to a feast 

As we all prepare ourselves for the first night of feasting I steal down to the edge of the vine plantation and look up at the house. Now dusk, bird song, insects chatter and conversation drifts down from the terrace.
Saturday morning and the coffee is strong

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