It's All About Lunch
An entertaining, amusing and informative account of encountering France, Provence and the French way of life.
The setting is Provence in, in the South of France, primarily in the department of Vaucluse, east of Avignon. The story is about an Irish born, American executive and his Canadian wife, and their adventures and characters they meet in moving to Provence and living a life long dream. More
France is different than the USA and Britain, incredibly and delightfully different, and Provence is different than the remainder of France.
It might seems strange to open a book with a single thought, "It is All About Lunch", but after a collective eight years of living in France, observing the culture, and joining in to the sense of an seemingly unchangeable pattern of behavior, it seems the most appropriate metaphor to introduce the culture and way of life.
The setting is Provence, in the South of France in 2012, and primarily in the department of Vaucluse, east of Avignon.
The stories are about the real life experiences of an Irish born, American executive and his Canadian wife, their unexpected adventures in seizing a "Life is Too Short" moment. Finding a home, fixing it up, and relocating to the South of France to live a life long dream provide the fuel for sharing the fun of this with others. Having, and thoroughly enjoying a regular, very good lunch is an indelible part of the experience.
There are stark contrasts between the French and American way of life, laws, and social structures, but it is the humorous situations and the characters one encounters, that amplify the charm of the scenery, sun, and lifestyle. The sum of these create an irresistible draw, to the most romantic part of the most romantic country in the world.