Unexpected vegetarian and gluten intolerant dinner guest.

No time to shop for our guest so I’ll just have to be a bit inventive with with what’s available in the fridge and cupboard.Not forgetting it’s 37 degrees outside at the moment. A… Source: Unexpected vegetarian and gluten intolerant dinner guest.

Unexpected vegetarian and gluten intolerant dinner guest.

No time to shop for our guest so I’ll just have to be a bit inventive with with what’s available in the fridge and cupboard.Not forgetting it’s 37 degrees outside at the moment. Anyway I made my three favourites, spicy couscous with roasted summer vegetables, buffalo mozzarella and rocket, traditional Greek salad and a lentil,peppers,olives,goats…

Coastal path from Guethary to St Jean de luz. 

We arrived in Playa Mayarca around 16.30, about 2 and half hours drive from our home on the Bassin D’ Arcachon . We found a pitch at our favourite Camping Soubelet Plage and got set up. We’re getting much faster at setting up camp, takes us around half an hour. I think it’s a good…

Cap Roig, Calella de Palafrugall. 

We recently visited the Cape Roig botanical gardens in Calella de Palafrugall, about 2 hours north of Barcelona.  It really is worth a tour if you’re in the area. The land was bought in 1926 by Colonel Woevodsky and Dorothy Webster, they built the château and created the gardens, the work was eventually finished in…

Grand Crohot ocean, Lege Cap Ferret.

Not only do I live on the Bassin,  I’m also only a few kms from the ocean. I’d like to tell you a little about one of my favourite beaches , on the Atlantic coast. It’s about 40 kms from Bordeaux and  the best time to holiday here is in June or September,, a lot…

I need food !!!

God I hate dieting, it’s crap, nearly as bad as stopping smoking, which is exactly what I did 8 months ago, hence the diet. Honestly, I’ve spent the last week with that ciggie sitting smugly on my left shoulder saying “go on Tan just one it’ll speed up your metabolism and then you’ll lose that…

Strasbourg

Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France is definitely worth a visit. Lucy our daughter is studying there at present, so we took a few days off to go and visit her. The architecture in the old town is pretty impressive, we did a really touristy  thing and took one of the boat trips around…

Camping Basque Style.

Well we got set off early last Wednesday morning, the car was pretty loaded up. Where did we put the kids before ? No room now anyway. Two and a half hours later we pulled into the camping Soubelet Plage, on the beach between Guethary and St . Jean  de luz. Plenty of space for…

Arcachon.

As you may have seen on Fb, yesterday I was in Arcachon to see the tax man, who had decided to have a days holiday  without telling anyone. I arrived at the tax office, after spending an hour trying to find a parking spot, to see this on the door. Feeling pretty angry  I took…

Biscarrosse plage.

Biscarrosse plage is about an hours drive from Ares, and is on the Atlantic coast in the Les Landes région. We went for the afternoon, last Sunday, it has a totally different feel to it than the Bassin and makes a nice change. A bit windy, perfect for the kitesurfers though. The Grand Hotel de…

Les près salés d’Ares

A super afternoon stroll, with  good friends, through the nature reserve between  Ares  and  Claouey. Just  waiting for the sangliers to take an afternoon dip, got hundreds of croaking toads and frogs instead. My lovely walking companions. The path to Oz, or maybe just the Pont Chinois. There’s not a child, brought up in Ares,…