• SOAPBOX

    MEN AT WORK…

    In an effort to work out why I bother writing this blog (yes I am struggling a bit with the apparent futility of writing a blog for my own amusement) I decided to do an in-depth piece of research of existing blogs written by men. When I finally finished Googling for “male blogs” and “men who write blogs” and “blogs…

  • FOOD

    FISH & CHIPS – FRENCH STYLE

    Fish and chips are, well, fish and chips, but if you’re in France and cooking an evening meal why not put a spin on the traditional and try them with La Difference. We used Ray for the fish, bought frozen and quite inexpensive in the local Auchan supermarket. The chips were in fact chunky cut from locally grown potatoes –…

  • FOOD,  PLACES

    THE BLARNEY STONE – BORDEAUX!

    Something we don't do on holiday is frequent Irish Pubs, mostly because we can do that at home and frankly the "Irish Pubs" abroad are often dark and scruffy places that don't reflect actual pubs in Ireland (not since the early 20th century anyway).