An information board on the lookout at Twofold Bay, Eden, about alien invasive plants and their impact in Australia. Because it was spring when we visited last year, and the season had been good with plenty of rain, it was very obvious just how many invasive aliens there are in the landscape, since they were all merrily flowering away. Even though I already knew it is a problem, it was still shocking to see how ubiquitous and how dominant some of these invaders are. They were everywhere on roadsides and shorelines, and even in the National Parks.
Taste Tarte Tatin
Tarte Tatin, the famous French upside down apple tart, was created by a
pair of sisters who ran an inn in the Sologne, the area around the Chateau
Susan was born in Victoria, but moved to Queensland when she was 11. Simon was born in London, but moved to Canberra when he was 7, and to Queensland when he was 28. In 1997 they moved to London. Susan worked for a large heritage and nature conservation trust and Simon taught music technology at tertiary level.
Now we live in Preuilly-sur-Claise, a small town with a population of less than 1000 people in the south of the Loire Valley. We write about the restoration of our house, the history of our local area, nature, cooking and anything else that strikes us as interesting. When we are not blogging we run Loire Valley Time Travel, doing individually tailored tours of the Touraine for anglophone visitors in our classic Citroën, Célestine.
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