The key to blogging is writing / by Lara

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I'm just not good at updating blogs. I thought with all the time it the world  I would love sitting there, sharing stories about our travels. But it turns out even when there's nothing on the agenda, there's always something else to do.  I once started a blog and the first post (which has never seen the light of day) was called sailing &  procrastinating. I haven't done much sailing since my circumnavigation but I have done plenty of procrastinating.

What's been occurring? Well we made it to Spain, driving through glorious fields of Sunflowers as we headed south west through France, stopping for a frivolous meal at Maison Jeunet in Arbois, an incredible 2 star degustation which left our bellies full and wallets empty. A pit stop at more cascades and a few days spent in Gruissan where we enjoyed the meander through the old town, forked out too much in the market for some saucisson and had our first proper swim in the sea after spending much time in the mountains.  Perfect!

 Snail and Kolhrabi,   Maison Jeunet

Snail and Kolhrabi,  Maison Jeunet

 Tomato and Hogweed,  Maison Jenet    

Tomato and Hogweed, Maison Jenet

 

 Poached Duck Fois Gras with Danané Pepper,  Maison Jenet

Poached Duck Fois Gras with Danané Pepper, Maison Jenet

Van loaded up and off to Spain we headed.  Whizzing through the Costa Brava as fast as Claude can take us and thrilled to catch up with friends in Benicàssim for a good ole stomp at a festival and taking full advantage of the air conditioning at the villa. Bliss!  A few intoxicated days and then a few more after that in the blistering heat, stumbling upon a Game of Thrones filming location.  After getting caught in a huge thunderstorm and Paul being disappointed by the size of a pizza we decided to flee the coast and the tourists that come with it.