La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France at the time. We chose it while on the road, moving house the first time round, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like we did and like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, after yet another stint in Ireland, we're back in France @ Le Mas d'Ayen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Visiting Seals

Last Friday we spotted a few seals near our land. There were 4 in total, but 2 came into the inlet reasonably close to the house.
Unfortunately, we (Bert) can't justify the cost of an appropriate lens for the camera in order to make a decent enough snapshot of the wildlife that visits us from time to time.
Until I can convince him, we'll have to make do with the photos I took with inadequate lens.

How amazing is this place ?
Patricia xxx...x


  1. They almost look like two black Labs.

    1. They sure do.
      In Flemish/Dutch seals are called 'zeehond' literally meaning 'sea dog'.

  2. Wowee, you can just make out their cute heads - wow - what a magical moment.
    PS Yes of course, you can put the t-shirt on your FB page.


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