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  • B3B3 Posts: 19,383
    French cheese we can’t get in Southern France!
    That's strange. They must have a very parochial taste in food. None of that foreign muck from the other end of the country😝
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,121
    Can’t get Pasas de Málaga oop ‘ere in the North either (except very occasionally in Corte Inglés). There are much celebrated gently sun-dried Moscatel raisins. Not that I like dried mouse droppings, but OH does, mixed with raw almonds as a Christmas ‘Frutas Secas’ nibble. Parochial is Catalunya’s middle name, tho to be fair, the local produce is fabulous. Except the raisins, apparently.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,398
    edited December 2019
    Nollie said:
    Can’t get Pasas de Málaga oop ‘ere in the North either (except very occasionally in Corte Inglés). There are much celebrated gently sun-dried Moscatel raisins. Not that I like dried mouse droppings, but OH does, mixed with raw almonds as a Christmas ‘Frutas Secas’ nibble. Parochial is Catalunya’s middle name, tho to be fair, the local produce is fabulous. Except the raisins, apparently.
    Although I have never been to Spain I am partial to Turrón de Alicante at Christmas  :)
     
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,383
    I do like surfing the continental goodies in Lidl. I like the soft nutty nougat with rice paper,the coated almonds and the little salami nugget things. I'm partial to florentines but theirs would break your teeth and suck out the fillings for good measure..
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,660
    @Nollie there is a Jeff de Bruges and a Leonidas here in Les Sables d'Olonne and a Leonidas in La Roche.  However, the price of Leonidas is extortionate compared to that in Belgium.  Fortunately, I've found a good artisan chocolate maker here and I do my own truffles.

    It does help that loads of Parisians, Belgians, Dutch and Brits come here on hols and people retire here from all over northern and inland France so we get a fair range of fruit and veg but only two types of chili - mild and volcanic.  Have to go to a specialist stall in a market to get anything but ordinary raisins but there's a decent range of nuts and other dried fruits available now.

    We have the same problem with cheeses here - very poor selection given the numbers made in France.  When we served Chaource to our neighbours it was a surprise.  They'd never tried it.   Can't always get it so OH has found others.  Can get Stilton at Xmas but no Belgian cheeses and only Dutch Edam and mature Gouda.   


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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,121
    The cheese problem is so weird, @Obelixx, I thought it was just Perpignan, but clearly not. There is a Jeff de Bruge across the border, but we have sworn off French shopping trips for now. What with the Gilets Jaunes impeding progress across the border and Catalan independence protesters blocking the motorway/border crossing this side, you just never know of you will get through or indeed back again of you do!
  • A bit late,but Christmas is still here......

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 8,463
    Very festive @Valley Gardener !
    I like the ceramic one, that's unusual, l haven't seen one like that before. 
  • It’s our last Christmas and New Year in this house. Looking forward to creating a new garden, finally one that would belong to us! Happy New Year!











  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,052
    Thats lovely @pitter-patter. Enjoy your new home.
    SW Scotland
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