Friday, August 6, 2010

Peter Mayle's weekend

I want to be a writer. Or maybe I just want to be a writer in Provence, on the weekend, like Peter Mayle. 'I try to avoid having to rush, particularly at weekends. We lived in the United States for a few years and found the American passion for speed – in business, in social life, in everything – to be completely exhausting. I don’t think they appreciate the joys of taking it easy, of counting the stars and watching the grass grow. This is something the French understand very well. They are not ashamed to admit to liking pleasure, whether it’s two hours over lunch or a full month’s holiday in August. They like to have a good time and they’re not guilty about it. An infectious attitude.' More...

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