------ Margaret SHORTLAND

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Margaret Shortland,

For many years the three of us had a love of France which was confirmed finally in 1990 with a holiday in Vacquières. We found the local people very friendly and were attracted to the area around the Pic St.Loup. Having explord a number of villages and taking time to be here in the winter we chose St. Mathieu de Tréviers in which to live. The village is small enough to be personal and large enough to have essential facilities for all ages. We made trips into the countryside and villages "Autour du Pic St.Loup" which encouraged us to put together sketches, paintings, photographs and text of some of the places we came to appreciate and never tire of. The launch of the Community of Communes of the Pic St.Loup encouraged us to look for support and led to the publication of our small book in September 2009.


Languedoc & Provence Sun N°54 (Winter 2015)

Dear readers,

It’s been 10 years since the first issue of Languedoc Sun was published, time does fly! Life has changed a lot for me in that time: I started with two toddlers; I now have stroppy teenagers, which can only mean one thing: that I am an old creep as far as they’re concerned.

I have learnt a lot over the years and I have been lucky to meet some wonderful people along the way, starting with our lovely editors Wendy, Ed, Jacquie, Laura, Elisabeth, Angela & now Carole. Life has changed a lot for them too and I like to think that the magazine may have helped them to experience positive things.

Thanks to Languedoc Sun, I’ve shared a lot of people’s passion and had some fabulous experiences. This magazine gave my life a meaning when I moved back to France. It has opened my eyes and helped me to appreciate this world and the wide variety of people within it. I must admit I feel a little protective of it, as if it were my baby and I know the rest of my wonderful team feels the same. I’d like to express a warm thank you to Carole, Vincent, Griet, Caroline our webmaster and Yvonnick our treasurer for the great work they do, as well as to all our excellent contributors who help us to be what we are. And of course to our advertisers who carry on trusting us.

Each time someone send me an article which I can then share with you all, it’s magic...

Thanks for all your support and lovely letters during these 10 years. I wish you all a Happy New Year.
Long life to Languedoc & Provence Sun.

Laurence Boxall,



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