Edinburgh at Christmas

Edinburgh at Christmas. A visit to the castle, Christmas markets and a review of Ondine and Wedgewood restaurants.

Edinburgh at Christmas. A couple of weeks ago we went back to the UK for a shopping and road trip.I booked a three day trip to Edinburgh as we had never been and knew there was a Christmas market. Shopping and the lure of restaurants crammed full of seafood and game was too much to resist. […]

Lunching in La Rochelle Again!

Lunching in La Rochelle. My nephew has never visited before so we had the perfect excuse for lunch and shopping!

Yes, we’ve been lunching in lovely La Rochelle again, but we had a good excuse. My nephew has been staying with us  for the last week and the boys have been working in the garden, playing tennis, swimming and go-karting. There hasn’t been much time for culture so on the way to the airport we […]

San Sebastian

A review of a trip to San Sebastian in Spain with a visit to the tapas bar.

San Sebastian is a vibrant  Spanish city right on the Atlantic coast, nestled in the Basque country. From our base in St Jean de Luz in France, it was amazing to be in another country within five minutes. We arrived in the city in about twenty minutes and had no trouble in finding a secure […]

St Jean de Luz

A traveller's perspective on St Jean de Luz including food, history and language.

St Jean de Luz. On the south western tip of France and just  a few minutes from Spain, St Jean de Luz town is right on the seafront facing the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. With mountains surrounding the  pretty little town, studded with restaurants and little boutiques, surfing and plenty of coastal walkways it […]

The Grand Hotel at St Jean de Luz

The  Grand Hotel at St Jean de Luz is only five hours away by car from  us in Deux Sevres but as we approached our destination it felt like we had ventured into another country. You could describe it as a cross between Swiss chalets and fishing ports such as Fowey in Cornwall mixed in with a […]

Lunch in La Rochelle

I don’t get out much, so a trip to La Rochelle is very exciting for me nowadays. We chose to live in a quiet hamlet amongst farmers for the peace and quiet. I like the fact that we don’t live near a large town….except when I am down to my last pair of flat boots […]