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,…

Omelette géant de Pascale à Ares

One of the reasons I  love living in France are the quaint traditions that are upheld every year. Every Easter in Ares, as in most other towns in France, a giant omelette  is cooked in public and then shared between  everyone.  Unfortunately,  this year’s omelette Pascale, on Easter Sunday, was cancelled as the municipal marquee …

The Wisteria trail.

I love Wisteria, or glycine in French, but you really  have to make the most of it when it’s  flowering as it only lasts for a couple of weeks. So today  we went in search of these violet beauties, wandering around the lanes of Ares. Gorgeous. Elegant. Shady. Contemporary . Trying trying. Spring. My favourite.

Ares

The view we had last Sunday evening as we walked the coastal path from the jetty at Ares to the oyster port, beautiful.

My Greek favourites.

Greek pasta and lamb shanks accompanied  with Milos greens, actually, I had to use Swiss chard instead, pretty  much  the  same  family. I could eat this everyday, given the chance, in fact that’s what we’ve being doing since Saturday, Steve finished it off yesterday lunchtime for his lunch. I always steam the greens then add…

Pasties

Hi everyone. This post is for all those homesick cornish folk,  who dream of a proper Cornish Pasty, but are just too far away from the homeland to indulge. The only thing to do is to make sure that your Yorkshire wife has had pasty making lessons, preferably from a real Cornish granny or mum…

Love eating, you’ll love Lisbon.

We headed south, with Easyjet ,to spend a couple of days in Lisbon, at the end of January. It’s a city, thats been renovated little by little, and has some wonderful areas to visit . I… Source: Love eating, you’ll love Lisbon.

Love eating, you’ll love Lisbon.

  We headed south, with Easyjet ,to spend a couple of days in Lisbon, at the end of January. It’s a city, thats been renovated little by little, and has some wonderful areas to visit . It’s a really spread out city, with lots of steep hills, but there are excellent trams and buses. We…

Adirondack part 2.

This post is a follow on to Adirondack Aperitif. We decided to  paint the chairs, to add a bit of colour to the terrace, before it’s  time to get the flowers in. I’ve still  got one to do, probably  do it in the pinky colour to match the  geraniums . Anyway,  ready for this  evenings…