Sri Lankan Monkfish Curry with The Spice Pioneer

Sri Lankan Monkfish Curry with The Spice Pioneer. A review of the new monthly service from the Spice Pioneer to make a meal for 4.

Sri Lankan Monkfish Curry. Well just the sound of that sounds enticing and exotic, doesn’t it? I make so many foods with spice and I’m often unable to get the right ingredients in local shops so I was really excited when The Spice Pioneer sent me some of their boxes to try. The idea is that each […]

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 […]

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 […]