So many times since I started this journey I’ve been told I should do more with my walking. “You should write a book” is a common refrain (watch this space on that one!) “You should offer escorted camino trips” is another. My usual response is to laugh and brush it off but I guess if something is said often enough then it plants a seed… the shadow of an idea… a whisper that sits with you and slowly takes form.
Over the last few months I’ve been thinking. I live in a beautiful corner of South West France. I’ve lived here for over a decade, I speak French, I’ve raised a family here and gone from being a stranger on foreign shores to thinking that this is my home. So I thought, why not use my love of France, my knowledge of this region and my passion for walking and merge them all together… And Then We Walked was born.
My plan is to find a beautiful French holiday home to rent for a week. I’ll plan daily walks and visits to some of the many iconic sites in this region, maybe we’ll spend a few hours at the local market, maybe we’ll visit a boutique vineyard for a private wine tasting? Or maybe we’ll visit one of the 1001 chateaux that adorn the Perigord? And of course there will be food and wine and fresh croissants and french coffee… well… you get the idea!
For a week I’ll show you my France. Beautiful. Surprising. Enchanting… and after all of this we’ll also walk!
Watch this space… I’m only going to offer a maximum of 6 places each trip.