Now what? Life in rural Ariege

Burblings about adjusting to life in the deep south west of France or "la France profonde" as they call it here and the challenges of restoring a ramshackle collection of tumbledown buildings. I mainly write about local festivals, events and celebrations and, most of all, the weekly ritual of combing vide greniers and brocantes for pre-loved vintage treasures.

31 May 2012

Summer holiday

We had a great week in Spain, returning to the gorgeous resort of Benicassim after discovering it last year.

We shunned the pool and the Mediterranean, prefering to swim in thermal pools in the mountains.

We learned how to cook an authentic Spanish paella

We visited the amazing fort at Peniscola which was famously used in the film "El Cid"

We paused to look at the padlocks locked together by lovers on the bridge below the fort

We ate fideua within the fortified walls overlooking the glorious beach. I now have a favourite tree in Peniscola. I wonder how many people it has shaded from the sun, I hope I will see it again next year.

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