I’m sitting in a car, watching fields of sunflowers whizz by in a glistening, golden hue, the sun shining firercely in the clear blue sky above. A few months before, I had received an invite to spend a weekend at Pignoulet, Gascony, for a Pilates retreat and I jumped at the chance. Three days, two nights to recharge and spend some time on myself was much needed.  As we pull up to the wrought iron gates, then slowly roll down towards our home for the next two nights, I gasp at how beautiful it is. Blue shutters adorn the elegant farmhouse…

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