I can't believe it's already almost April. It seems like I've been hibernating for the Winter. Since the holidays, it's passed rather quickly and not without some fun!! I have been quietly enjoying Bordeaux and it's surroundings and also a brief trip to Lisbon (but that's for another post!).
I decided to increase my knowledge of wines and spirits by taking the WSET - level 2. This course was a wonderful way to learn more about wines from all over the world and how they are similar and different. It was an intensive 3 days but a lot of fun....Imagine tasting about 15-18 wines a day!
My mother came for a visit in February and early March....between the rain showers...(yes, it's been a wet and cloudy Winter here in Bordeaux) we enjoyed visiting parts of Bordeaux, Arcachon, Cap Ferret and Cognac.
|Mom, me & my youngest at La Place du Palais|
|Enjoying the beach in Arcachon in the Winter!|
|Market square in Arcachon|
Additionally, we checked out the new indoor market - the Halles of Bacalan across from the Cite du Vin - Bordeaux's International Wine Museum.
|Bordeaux's Cite du Vin|
When anyone vists, it's a must to enjoy Oysters and even though it was a cloudy day - a trip out to La Teste & Cap Ferret helped us think Spring...
|The Oyster shacks in LaTeste|
|The Dune du Pyla from Cap Ferret|
Finally, we are starting to see more sunny days and it's back to work for me! I did enjoy a drive up in the Medoc area last week, felt great to see the sunshine. So here's to Spring and looking forward to some warmer weather!
|Chateau Pichon Longueville|