Day 6: Lets make some Christmas Cards

Day 6: Lets make some Christmas Cards

I’d a few ideas for what I’d like to post today but I don’t have so much time to write something. However Sara posted up a link last night to a video on facebook. It was a 5 minute video .. this one is a bit longer. As I normally do though I searched...
Day 4: Show me your Kitties!

Day 4: Show me your Kitties!

We’re all been there right? A bottle of wine and suddenly … there’s the tiny pitter patter of little feet! Yes that’s right you’ve gotten a cat. First up I want to say that please remember that a cat (or a dog for that matter) is not just...
Day 3: A Christmas Tree for 4.99€

Day 3: A Christmas Tree for 4.99€

My day 3 post will get you a Christmas Tree for just €4.99 ok it’s not quite as simple as that. Head across to IKEA and pick up your Christmas tree for €24.99 and you’ll get a gift voucher for €20 The trees are Nordmann and on average 1.4m tall The small...
New Yann Tiersen Album – All

New Yann Tiersen Album – All

I ended up seeing Yann Tiersen back in 2016 when he played in Nantes at La Cité des Congrès. He was touring for his new album EUSA. The concert was filmed by ARTE and was a pretty amazing concert to attend. He’s back again, though unfortunately not coming to...
What to do during the halloween school holidays?

What to do during the halloween school holidays?

It’s the Toussaint (Halloween) holidays and you know what that means? Yes it’s parents on holidays time! We’ve lucked out so we’re trying to take turns this week minding our son who didn’t manage to get a place at the activity center....
The SuperU Anniversaire Box

The SuperU Anniversaire Box

As the person who does most of the shopping chez nous I find it good to sign up for the club card for the super markets. I mainly shop at two supermarkets SuperU and Carrefour. SuperU because it’s the big one close by. Carrefour … cus they are everywhere....
Nandi’s Indian Restaurant in Nantes

Nandi’s Indian Restaurant in Nantes

It’s not often we get out in the evening. Kids and lack of family close by tend to do that a bit. However it was a special occasion a few weeks ago, namely my birthday. I asked Val if she’d like to try Nandi’s Indian and well I didn’t need to...
Everything is Awful

Everything is Awful

I see from a friend it’s world mental health day today … so cheer up buttercup … turn that frown upside down … and smile! … now if you can’t do any of those it’s ok. Some people are down at times, I’d guess we all are...
School Holidays 2018 – 2019

School Holidays 2018 – 2019

With the summer holidays drawing to a close it’s probably time to start planning your year ( especially if you’ve got kids and need to figure out child minders .. ) Well the calendar for school holidays for the new year is out There are three school zones...
Kidney Bean Burgers

Kidney Bean Burgers

This is pretty much Jack Monroe’s Kidney Bean Burger recipe from Cooking on a Bootstrap and I’ve tried it a few times now and it’s definitely becoming a favourite around here. I only came across her site last year but she’s got some great...
Jimmy’s Egg Fried Rice

Jimmy’s Egg Fried Rice

It’s Sunday … this means a few things … we’ve survived the kids for the weekend, it’s bath night, and we want something quick and simple for dinner. Enter my patent pending egg fried rice. This is a rather quick dish, very tasty and rather filling. You can add some...
Onion Bhajis Jimmy Style

Onion Bhajis Jimmy Style

I think I started making onion bhajis about a year ago (maybe it was 2 … time flies when you’re having fun). I’ve made some good ones, I’ve made some great ones. For me the first key ingredient is the gram flour. You can pick some up in one of...
Cake with Goats Cheese and Olives

Cake with Goats Cheese and Olives

Hang on didn’t the title say cake? What do olives and goat cheese have to do with anything? Well in France cake means something quite different. In France a cake is a savoury dish. It also seems to be the dish that the world and it’s mother make especially...
A quick steak stir fry

A quick steak stir fry

It’s lunch time and you want something tasty but quick … I give you a 15 minute steak stir fry! This is a rather quick stir fry it needs a few ingredients however you might not have to hand. Apart from the ginger though they keep for ages when opened. You...
Lentil Spag Bol

Lentil Spag Bol

Without a doubt Spaghetti Bolognese has got to be one of my favourite dishes. To the extent that yes if I see it on a menu in a restaurant I’ll think about it 😀 It’s one of those things that I suspect every student learns how to cook as it’ll be...