Camping here we come

Hi, getting excited, the camping season is nearly here. We picked up these little beauties at a boot sale , last weekend. I’ve tried to find out when they were made, but all I’ve found are the porcelain equivalent and no info, at all, on the enamelware. Anyway, they’ll be just great for camping and…

Mutti

There are just some things you can’t live without. Brilliant packaging, brilliant product. Used by muttis the world over, ( not only the German muttis either ).

Curry breakfast.

I love the way that family traditions become more and more deeply rooted as the years go by. One of our favourites is the famous Curry Breakfast, a great way to pass a wet and windy, bank holiday .

Meringues,Victoria Sponges and …..

Totally baked out for today , only kidding I love it. Meringues this morning, Victoria sponges at lunchtime and have just taken the Almond and orange cake out of the oven. I may just attack the crumble mix this evening, after swimming, then keep it in the freezer until Saturday. You may be wondering,  why…

Grand Piquey, Cap Ferret.

It’s a dreamy day for the Bassett’s, at least it was when  the jetskier left . Funny how the older you get, the moanier you become, I’m going to be insufferable by the time I’m sixty. We had a quickly put together picnic, on the beach by the pier, with a view of L’isle aux…

Enthusiastic

Good morning everyone,it couldn’t be better. I opened the shutter and was greeted with beautiful blue skies. I turned on the radio and ‘ make me smile ‘ by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel was  playing and now it’s Barry White your the first, the last, my everything.  Can it get any better ? Yes…

Oysters, oysters and more oysters

  I first met the youngsters a couple of years ago, when they opened cabane no. 30, in the port. I was impressed to see that their dedication, hard work, and passion for oyster growing has made their business a success. There door is always open, and when they’re out on the Bassin tending the…

High tide at Ares oyster port

No matter what the weather I have to see the sea everyday. When the kids were babies and toddlers, I’d load up the double pushchair and lay Josh down in the back, Lucy sat in the front and Sam stood on the backplate and we’d go for miles along the coastal paths or just down…

Necessary or not ?

Morning everyone, it’s another wet and windy one on the Bassin. So I decided to get us equipped, with a new decodeur that’s TNT and HD compatible, which becomes obligatory in April ( the 12th I think ). If you don’t have one then you can’t receive French tele at all. There’s also quite a…

If you haven’t got one !

You’ve probably all got one and I’m just living in the dark ages, but our new 2 and a half litre pressure cooker has really impressed us. We’ve cooked happily for years with a big pressure cooker, but baby pressure cooker has loads of advantages. Firstly, easy to make smaller quantities for 2. We’re convinced…