It’s actually cool in Gordes today – though the sun is shining, the mistral is in full force. A relief, actually. I read an article on sunblock yesterday, realised that the ones I’ve been using are substandard, and looked at myself in the mirror – yes, that brown tinge is a tan, no doubt about it. I’ve never been one for suntanning, I just like being out in the sun. But especially at my advanced age, that’s not a good idea without adequate protection. Sunblock is much-needed armour under the harsh Provencal sun. I’ll have to do better.