Did you know that the word ‘apéritif’ comes from the Latin ‘aperire’ meaning to open or uncover? As it is typically served before a meal to whet the appetite, (as opposed to a ‘digestif’, which is served at the end of a meal to aid digestion), it opens both appetites and a bottle or two.
Simon Says – Each week Simon, a golf enthusiast, shares his thoughts and experiences of his own personal P-O Life. Grab a cuppa, and enjoy his quips, foibles and of course, successes!
As we all look forward to the relaxing of confinement, newcomer Leone reflects on the effects this strange period has had on Saint Cyprien and its residents
Picture the gods cleaving the earth with a monstrous axe and you have the spectacular Gorges de Galamus.
Art, music and cinema….things to do, places to go…….
Traditional British style sausages and bacon back in the P-O
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.
The international Sheepdog Trials in Osseja are an absolute joy for animal lovers, showing up the skills required and the great bond that is formed when man and dog work together as a team on a daily basis.
Can you find the English equivalent of these ‘faux amis’?
With Polly Cannie Arles-sur-Tech is our home…….and we love it! Glimpses of the Tres Vents and the Haut Vallespir as I approach the village still make my heart sing. The ’real’ village isn’t what you see…