Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway

Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway

It is something we had talked about, on and off, for over 20 years since the last time we caught a quick glimpse of a green flash in the black sky on our way home, driving north from Oslo. It was just the one but it caught my imagination and ever since I have wanted...
A Day in Andorra

A Day in Andorra

This week’s trip from our home in L’Escala was to Andorra. We went there once before – many, many years ago – and had been, how shall I put it, underwhelmed. From the border and into the capital, Andorra La Vella, is just one long traffic jam; it is almost...
Compradon – An Escape from the crowded beaches of L’Escala

Compradon – An Escape from the crowded beaches of L’Escala

So, we’re nearly there – it feels dreadful to almost wish your life away, but August is such frenetic month that you just want it to be over. Our otherwise sleepy little town with a permanent population of 8000 souls is suddenly invaded, first by the Dutch who...
Duck Recipe

Duck Recipe

Crispy duck breast with easy orange sauce and roast potatoes Serves 2 1 x large (350/400gr) duck breast with skin on sea salt and freshly ground black pepper a little duck fat (or butter) for frying Sauce ingredients: 1 rounded dessert spoon of duck fat (or ca. 50gr...
Day out in the Pyrenees

Day out in the Pyrenees

It is currently high summer here in Catalonia. Fortunately it doesn’t get nearly as hot here as it does further south in Spain, but sometimes you just feel like going up into the mountains for some fresher air. Last Monday was just one such occasion. It was 35...

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