Biking in the Loire Valley

Chateau Azay le Rideau

It began like this. “We should do another bike trip,” my husband said a year ago.

“Mm hmm,” I replied.

“Before we get too old,” he added.

Too old? Surely, mid-sixties isn’t too old, I thought. I’m energetic, I exercise (not a fanatic, but once or twice a week), and I golf. Golf is exercise, isn’t it? Especially if you walk the course.

“Definitely,” I said. “But not a place like Provence or Tuscany where the hills are killers.”

Encouraged, my husband set about exploring various guided biking trips; the kind where your luggage is taken from hotel to hotel, the food is excellent, and there are other participants involved …. for more of this post, visit The Good Life France, a wonderful blog on all things French.

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Unravelled – on France Book Tours

Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 10.28.57 AMFrance Book Tours is run by the delightful Emma Cazabonne. In this world of Facebook friends, Twitter followers, blogs and other social media, it’s not always easy to remember when you meet someone, however, I’m fairly certain Emma and I connected one day when she left a comment on A Writer of History.

So much of Unravelled’s first blog tour included guest posts written by yours truly, which meant that the pace was VERY hectic so I am looking forward to being in Emma’s hands for the next ten days.

Why tour again? Since Unravelled covers the impact of both WWI and WWII, I feel that touring during the period surrounding November 11th – Remembrance Day – is a very fitting way to honour our veterans.

I hope you agree. Here’s the line up at France Book Tours.

All are book reviews with giveaways, but I will also be interviewed at The Good Life France and Flashlight Commentary and I’m guest posting at Jorie Loves a Story.

Many thanks, Emma. I’m really looking forward to touring with you!