Food and Drink


The Raft of Our Lives


It is not just because he is always cheerful and the most wonderful company and lives in a big house in the Languedoc that Martin Dwyer is probably the most popular of all our circle, friends for four decades. It is because Martin is a...

Night Starvation


  Do you suffer from night starvation?  No, I thought not.   Maybe in 1931 when the phrase was first used by the Horlicks company to promote their syrupy drink, people in Britain – who had eaten their main meal at lunch time, then later...

Welcome Autumn with Le Bourru


                                  In Ireland, ‘Boru’ means a High King called Brian (d. April 1014.)  In France “Le Bourru” means a Vin Blanc Extremely Noveau…more grape juice than wine, only available...

Cherry Season


  All is not fair in love (nor indeed, in war) for a difficult life choice is in determining between elegant hands and a trim waistline, or the love of cherries. I have decided that the joy, wellbeing, artistic and gastronomic satisfaction won from growing,...