The unique, and slightly eccentric Var Village Voice To celebrated its 22nd Anniversary in 2017. It continues to gather readers from all over the Var region, helping them enjoy everything the Var has to offer from local village events, to major summer festivals, helping them socialise, have fun, and join in the activities of the numerous expatriate organisations dotted around the region.
He divides his time between his place in the South of France, and Cambodia, whilst writing regularly as well for Opera Now, and Opera magazine, as well as for (sometimes travel pieces) the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and the Daily Telegraph.
He and his crew had the honour to be hauled aboard the Cutty Sark on its final voyage to dry dock. Progressing successively to the Norfolk Broads, he learnt to fly a Tiger Moth as a RAF Cadet, then sailing dinghies with the RAF in Hong Kong, inbetween learning Mandarin Chinese and monitoring radio traffic. Has spent most his working life doing Computer start-ups all over Europe. He co-authored a book examining causes of crashes of the Airbus A320.
A collection of some of his highly entertaining articles for the VVV have just been published under the title "OUT TO LUNCH IN PROVENCE" by Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. Try a sample of Trencherman's trenchant wit and helpful restaurant suggestions here!
Var Summer Festivals
From alchemy to Angelina Jolie, from bauxite to boules to breast reconstruction, from snail farming to horse eating – here is the Var, ancient and modern, served up on a plate.