Friday, January 27, 2006

Snow and Lavender

wild provence

"An escapist portrait of the unexpected wild side of one of our most beloved French regions, seen through the eyes of the people who live there. Drift away into the purple haze of the lavender fields and spend a tranquil afternoon with a mountain shepherd in wild herb meadows. From French cowboys to an English Cellist, we meet the people who live among some of the most exotic wildlife and rugged scenery in Europe. There are chamois, griffon vultures, wild black bulls and tens of thousands of pink flamingos. Lifestyles and viewing which are a feast for all the senses, all best accompanied with a chilled glass of white wine.."

It looks like Julian might have ended up on the cutting room floor, which is a shame as the publicity would have been great for him. Hey ho. Perhaps you can't be a wonderful painter and consumer of oysters and wine and then do ace interviews.

Meanwhile, back in the real wild Provence, it is snowing up to the cat's bottom and I'm not sure J will be able to get out of the door let alone into the replacement banger and out of the drive to pick me up for the weekend. Looks like I might have to go to a Lyon Bouchon all on my own.



Blogger zhoen said...

Snowing up to the cat's bottom. Ha!

Of course, when the cat disappears, it's a blizzard.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Hooray for bored Sunday afternoons spent surfing the net!

I had of course forgotten, but now I've been reminded. And just in the nick of time, too.

Brilliant. Exactly what I need. I shall go put the kettle on.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Wow. That was amazing.

But now I'm soooooo jealous. My life feels very... colourless in comparison.

Nice to put a face to the voice, and lovely to hear/see you play.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous roger said...

Ruth - fantastic to see you - we were enthralled by the programme. Loved the film: made me want to be there ASAP. Your baroque cello makes a fab sound underneath the termite mound!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Hi Ruth,
Yes, a really beautiful short on Provence and exciting to see you and Julian. The wine in the garden shot was very romantic! I felt that it was a mistake to have left Julian out of the film - an English painter relocated to the South of France - he could have made for some interesting footage. They could have cut a little on the bulls and horses and flamingoes to get him in! In fact, in my opinion, they should have devoted the whole thirty minutes to you two - for those (loads) of us who find the theme of uprooting/resettling abroad really compelling.
Your playing was, indeed, the BEST bit!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Just watched my tape of your programme. Great to find out what you look, and sound, like. Your cello sounded fantastic as well. They should have used more of your music.

1:51 PM  

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