We took the day off today.
Here’s our perfect day. Huelgoat forest, with the huge stones, the river and shaded parhways.
River and stones.
Handsome husband in the forest.
Arthur’s cave. He got around did old arthur!
Sandy river bed. I’d loved to have paddled.
Fantastic cafés in the forest L’autre rive café. It’s a bookshop and café, very eclectic and attracts a very alternative crowd. People sitting chatting and knitting, families with their children playing amongst the garden sculptures.
Shaded and relaxed, it was a welcome sight after a long walk through the forest.
Just a lovely way to pass an hour.
Café gourmand – yogurt with honey, tiny cake, chunk of chocolate, ice cream and a coffee for 5€ – a lovely little treat.
I can’t recommend this little café highly enough.
In Carhaix-Plouguer today, we went to the organic cooperative. I bought a few gluten free products as the local supermarket didn’t have a great choice. For dinner tonight, we had a vegan Buddha bowl, with tofu, advocado, beetroot, grated carrot, sweet potato, lambs lettuce, alfalfa and quinoa with a dollop of hummus.
Huelgoat had a bike race, well lots of races for different age groups and abilities. They shut the roads for sporting events in France and take local events like this very seriously.
The bio cooperative in Carhaix is still quite alternative where vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free types of food are common in all British supermarkets. I’m not sure it would be easy to be a vegan in France or to find food that’s spicy or thought of as ‘foreign’ and farm stores like this offer some great alternatives. It was very expensive and I just bought a few bits to have something different. We loved the smoked tofu and alfalfa sprouts.
I thought I’d share how cheap bread is. 30 centimes for a baguette.
The supermarket are constantly baking to keep up with demand.
We have a late night here, it’s a party week here and a fireworks display tonight over the lake.
Love Froogs xxxxxx