The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

This was passed to me by a cycling buddy and makes a great snack to stick in your cycling jersey pocket and if you’re a peanut butter fan you’ll love this. The cookies are considerably higher in protein, monounsaturated fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals than conventional cookies.  I also added sultanas to the recipe because…

Another Year Older……

As another year closes we can look back on what has been a year of travelling, tinged with sadness at the departure of two good friends but with thanks that with good health we have been able to follow our dreams of adventures by motorhome and bicycle. The year started with a lot of local…

Reflections

I started this blog a good few years ago but probably not for the reason most people would imagine. I have always enjoyed writing and would have loved to have written a book but sadly I do not have the patience or the ability. My brother Ivan, 11 years my senior, was a brilliant cabinet…

Col du Pourtalet

On our trip down to Portugal we managed to ride a couple of cols in the Pyrenees that are Tour de France favourites, continuing our journey we crossed into Spain over the Col du Pourtalet and it was spectacular,  so much so that I opted to return by the same route so we could ride…

A Couple of Cols In The Pyrenees On The Way South

Col De Tourmalet For the last three nights in the motorhome we had heard a solitary Tawny owl but last night we had the whole parliament going throughout the night and what a beautiful sound they make, haunting but also very soothing.A rather chilly but clear start as the sunrise lit the sky red, reflecting…

La Seguiniere to Clisson

After a day cycling around Vannes and Carnac we were looking for some routes that would avoid traffic and main roads so a stop at a Camping Car Parks site just to the West of Cholet should tick that box. Two weeks earlier we had cycled through Clisson and enjoyed the area so I plotted…

The Ring Of Kerry

Saturday 4th May A bright and sunny start as I lifted the blinds at 6-45am, the Austrians in the next motorhome have their e-bikes out and panniers loaded ready for an adventure and are busily back and forth to the van for drinks bottles, GPS, lights and then hi-viz tabards, a single back packing camper…

Bantry Bay, Eyeries and Adrigole.

Bantry to Sheeps Head, Wednesday 1st May A sunny start but with areas of low cloud and drizzle pushing through as we left the van for our ride to Sheep’s Head, the peninsula between Dunmanus Bay and Bantry Bay. We had opted to take the secondary road out that runs along the north coast line, this…

Kinsale, Bantry Bay and Mizen Head.

After a good day in Cobh we were awoken at 1am by what sounded like a brick coming through the side of the motorhome as a car sped off. The offending missile turned out to be no more than an egg …….must be a local custom to welcome visitors and begs the question who goes…