Lots to discover, lots of great bricabrac stalls, lots to eat, I was intriged by the South American ‘mini pasties’ made by Yamila of Empanadas, la Comparsa (T : 06 51 95 78 37).
I tried the ‘cheese & olive’ version, delicious !
Also the exotic peppers and yes I couldn’t resist buying some from Christian Buchot of the SAS Les épices de Cahan.
Among other things he told me they supply Harods of Knightsbridge, London.
To sniff out more about these rare and aromatic peppers try www.lesepicesdecahan.fr, enjoy !
Here is an adventure for you! Photographed recently here is a detail from my painting long since sold, of the splendid French privateer schooner ‘La Recouverance’. Today she is based at her home port of Brest and it is possible to sail on her. You can view my painting and read the story via my … Read more
An unexpected inspection? In Théhillac we are used to low flying aircraft, usually military fighter bombers, some pass very low and very fast. Could this be why some much Brittany milk tastes a bit odd? However this ‘whirlybird’ was exceptionally low, below tree top height and hung around for half an hour. A personal ‘secret’; … Read more
My irrepressible garden insists despite this cold spell, spring is well under way. Cold enough to ice your freezicles? I guess that comes from living on the edge of the Vendée microclimate, the most benign climate in northern France? The best light in the north for painting too ! Minus 4 c here tonight and … Read more
Cornish Lugger, ‘Barnabas‘, Barnabas, lugger, 23 X 35 cm (9″ x 14″) Watercolour, made approximately 1974.
Available £/€ 357 from my website page via Paypal or bank to bank payment.
How was your Christmas Day?
Mine was made excellent thanks to my guests, Vanessa, Luc, and Matt.
No oven here did not bode well, Matt to the rescue.
We here in France are are allowed 6 people assembled for Christmas, curfew at 20.00. Wish you were here, I wish you a very merry Christmas and may 2021 be a better year for you. I’ve two guest tomorrow for an English Christmas lunch complete with roast beef, the seasons veggies, Christmas pudding, brandy butter … Read more