This book is a wonderful story of living in two countries, New Zealand and France. It is also a testament to the power of positive thinking and that it is possible to achieve goals which a person sets out to do with perseverance and a positive attitude to life.
The book is also a travel memoir of various places travelled in earlier years and an exotic mix of wonderful recipes of the Mediterranean and the Middle East as well as for France and New Zealand.
There are fascinating anecdotes, drawings and words of sound advice and descriptions of beautiful scenery. Above all, there are the magnificent recipes which look wonderful.
Included in this book are the many varied and beautiful illustrations by Stephen Allwood, which are quite magical.
The Robert Louis Stevenson walk in the French countryside is included as well as The Chemin de St Jacques Walk, which was also fascinating to read about the life of a pilgrim on the journey from a little place in France to San Compostela in Spain.
This book is well recommended as it is a joy to