Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Discovering Lesconil

We decided to have a night away at the coast. Chris had a look at the map and found a camping car aire at Lesconil on the South coast. We hadn't been there before so we thought we give it a try.

As you can see by Chris' face, we were glad we did!

The aire was situated just behind the sand dunes. A couple of minutes walk and we were on the beach!

So wonderful to feel sand between our toes!

A walk along the beach led us to a small estuary. The tide was out so we could walk over to the small town on the other side.

We were surprised to find, around the corner, a pretty harbour with small sailing and fishing boats.

There were also a few shops, restaurants and cafes. We sat outside one of them and enjoyed a salted caramel ice cream whilst taking in the harbour view.

On the way back along the beach, we paddled and had fun in the sea with Spencer.

After tea in Harvey J, we took an evening walk along the beach in the opposite direction.

It was beautiful.....

Thank you for visiting!

Maggie xx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Snapdragon Spectacular

I grew these Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) from seed last year and they seem to have taken very well to the Breton soil around our house. They are rather spectacular and I love the mix of colours. They are the 'Circus Clowns' variety.

Thanks for popping by!

Maggie xx

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Love Messages on Wood

Chris found some wood up on the first floor of the farmhouse......

.....one piece had some romantic messages written on it.....

How lovely!

Thanks for popping by!

Maggie xx

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Simple Rustic Bread Recipes

I've been trying some easy bread recipes.

White Artisan Bread by Autumn's blog It's Always Autumn. Click here for the recipe.

This one you don't even have to knead! It's very easy to make and the white version uses only plain flour, salt, yeast and water. The only drawback is that you have to start making it the day before. I've tried the white and wholemeal version and liked both.

Wholemeal version click here.

The other bread recipe I've tried is Easy Peesy French Bread from Julie's blog My Mundane and Miraculous Life. Click here for the recipe.

This requires a small amount of kneading but much less time. You can make it in a couple of hours. I made it with white flour which was very nice. I then tried wholemeal flour and also Pain de Campagne flour. It needed baking for an extra 15 minutes or so but was very delicious especially topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan and a few herbs!

Anyway I thought I'd share the recipes with you. They really are very easy and there's something very satisfying about making your own bread!

Thanks for popping by!

Maggie xx

Friday, 19 May 2017

A Day at the Seaside - Trévignon

Last Saturday, we took a trip to the seaside with our friends, Bob and Val.

We wanted to go somewhere we hadn't been to before and Chris researched and chose Trévignon on the South coast of Finistère.

We had a delicious lunch at the Créperie La Marinière.

We went for a walk out onto the harbour wall and then along the coastal path.

Thanks for visiting!

Maggie xx