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Ithomi restaurant

We visited Ithomi last year, and this year the menu was almost exactly the same, although sadly the Briam al forno was off. I had pork baked in the...

Ag And

We abbreviated the name of the beach at Agios Andreas to Ag And because saying it in full took too much energy. Agios Andreas is a small beachside...

Tsapi beach

I always imagine the drive down to Tsapi beach to be shorter than it actually is. Although the beach and taverna are among the most delightful, and...

Ancient Messene

We had decided on a short visit due to the heat, but we ended up taking our time, sitting on the ancient stones in the shade of the olive trees, and...

Solstice

We woke up early on the 21st to see the sun come up for the solstice. I got up around 5.30 am as the horizon was already turning interesting shades...

Agia Triada

We took the long way down. Somehow we had remembered that the turnoff for the beach at Agia Triada was opposite the Shell petrol station. In fact,...

Red Mullet at The Rock

We had red mullet at Vraxos, a small beachside taverna at Kalamaki. The owner told us proudly that the fish had been freshly caught in the nearby...

The Church at Logga

It's Saturday, and the church at Logga has suddenly come alive. We woke up at 8 am, for this holiday earlier than usual, to the sound of churchbells...

Oranges from the garden

Relaxing on the terrace lazing on a comfy sofa and the sun simmering over the garden. We cut up some oranges from the tree behind the beach house...
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South of France 2022

Languedoc 2022

We set off for the south of France in mid August. Our journey took us through Dreux, the Cantal region and then three weeks of travel around the Herault and Cevennes.

Wine

Latest wines

Latest wines

My latest 5 wines are all red, including a Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux, Gamay from Cotes Lyonnais, a Cotes du Rhone and a South African Pinot Noir

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

Sauvignon Blanc Tasting

We tried three very different Sauvignon Blanc wines. It’s not all sharp acidity and citrus fruits

Julienas

Julienas

Beaujolais from Francois Dubessy in Julienas

Food

Oranges from the garden

Oranges from the garden

Relaxing on the terrace lazing on a comfy sofa and the sun simmering over the garden. We cut up some oranges from the tree behind the beach house...

Café Binnenvisser

Café Binnenvisser

we had an amazing five course menu and interesting orgaanic /naturaal wines at this Amsterdaam restoorant

Damascena

Damascena

Middle Eastern breakfast in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Morels

Morels

Morels from Lewes food market. Not wild but still delicious.

Baclava

Baclava

A sweet Greek dessert made from filo pastry, fruit and honey.

Travel

Ancient Messene

Ancient Messene

We had decided on a short visit due to the heat, but we ended up taking our time, sitting on the ancient stones in the shade of the olive trees, and...

Solstice

Solstice

We woke up early on the 21st to see the sun come up for the solstice. I got up around 5.30 am as the horizon was already turning interesting shades...

Bluebells

Bluebells

The bluebells are out again in Sussex but they won’t last forever

Firefighters

Firefighters

The Firefighters statue near St Pauls Cathedral is a moving tribute to the bravery of this emergency service

Driving Down

We drove down from Athens through the Nemea wine region

Ancient Nemea and vines

We visited the ancient stadium where the Nemean games were held, then looked around some Nemean wineries

Logga and The Blue House

A blue and white house with a view of the village church from the balcony

Rainy interval

Time for coffee

Nearby to Logga

Unspoilt villages and hillside churches

Turn right at Agios Andreas

We visited Xaracopio and the nearby beach of Agia Triada

Turn left at Agios Andreas

Fishing villages and deserted beaches

Sandy Pylos and Around

Across to “sandy” Pylos, then great food at Elia after we were caught in the rain

Messene Ancient and More Recent

After visiting the archaeological site, we had a stroll around town

Beach excursions

Amazing beaches. Tsapi beach was our favourite. 7 km down a steep hill.

Visiting Koroni

Koroni has some great restaurants and two excellent wine shops

Peleponnese Wines

Greek wines made from indigenous grapes with unique flavours

On the way back

After a swim in the Gulf of Megara, oil refineries and Athens traffic

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