The crime serial “Les innocents” broadcast on TF1 will be filmed in the Pyrenees Orientales between May and August. Terence Films is launching a giant casting to recruit more than 600 extras. If you want to participate in this new adventure.

Nettles are local, they are fresh, they are free – and they are particularly rich in vitamin C and iron. In medieval times, they were used to treat pain in joints, and as a diuretic.

The Tasty – a typical English breakfast sausage, great for a brunch
The Traditional – sausages like they used to be with a subtle mix of herbs and a hint of nutmeg
Cumberland – our speciality having trained in Cumbria.
Leek – no small crumbs of leek, we use great big bits
Jalapeno – mexican chillis for the strong of heart!

As usual, PO Life brings you walks, restaurant reviews, recipes, airport news, French and English language exercises, silly jokes, days out…… and a host of talented guest writers who have volunteered (or been volunteered) to be your personal guides around the region.

Riverchurch in Perpignan had a new pastor with effect from January this year, a Scotsman Moray McKay. Before moving to France in 1998, Moray was for nine years full-time leader of an Ichthus Christian Fellowship congregation in Carshalton, London. He trained at Moorlands College, Christchurch, Dorset from 1986-89 having previously worked for HSBC bank in London.

I met the wonderfully knowledgeable and enthusiastic couple who own the Vallespir’s saffron farm (Domain Casanoveas, Maureillas Las Illas) at a Goat Festival in Arles sur Tech. Their passion for farming was completely evident as they explained how they lovingly raise their crocuses. Each stem is hand-picked and carefully dried in an oven to produce wonderful golden saffron which crumbles in your hand and has such rich earthy aromas.

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