Last weekend, the team at BordeauxLife, in a bid to ignore all things Brexit, decided to celebrate the arrival of spring in our outstandingly beautiful part of France.
A Saturday morning trip to the local market yielded new season green asparagus, locally grown and hand picked that morning. In addition to fresh eggs and baby potatoes we added a couple of barquettes of Gariguette strawberries to our baskets. An old and much loved variety, sweet and juicy with the promise of summer in each bite.
After a couple of pleasant hours in the kitchen we enjoyed the fruits of our labours under a warm Spring sun.
In an attempt to walk off Saturdays lunch, we took the dog down to our local stretch of canal for a chilly early morning walk - even after 10 years of living in this area, the stunning views never fail to give pleasure, whatever the season.
Lunch with friends at La Co(o)rniche in Pyla-sur-Mer was next on our agenda - in just over an hour the landscape changes from rolling vines to flat, never-ending horizons, impossibly tall pine trees and almost deserted white beaches.
We may continue to ignore all that is happening in Europe next weekend too!
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