Winter is turning into Spring, the little buds of blossom are peaking out of their winter shells and here and there Daffodils and primroses are adding a lovely little dash of colour to the bleakness of the winter landscape. Added to these natural shocks of colour the bikers have also started appearing to brighten […]

Curry, best of!

    10 years I trained as a classical French chef, I never did manage to get my C.A.P   but I can still take 3 days to make a nice gravy. I’ve forgotten how to bone a quail but I’m sure it would come back to me pretty quick, Risotto? I make the best […]

Be Free!

Spring has sprung, and most people are thinking this is the end of the winter but strange things are happening up in those there hills! Yesterday was the first glimmer of a transformation happening to the snow pack. As the day time weather warms up but the night time temps keep low the snow starts […]

Negative equity?

I used to think the slump in the Bansko property market was a natural rebalancing after the Bansko property bubble burst. However the regular complaints of estate agents this winter seem to indicate otherwise. A more sinister force is at work. The fixed price commission. As prices for Bansko Apartments plummeted in 2008 and 2009 […]

O brave new world,

O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t. William Shakespeare   When I look around Bansko the irony of Miranda’s words are not lost on me,  the hope and wonder that Bulgaria would be opening a new chapter in 2007 brought […]

Daddy and Dylan

  What a great week, Dylan has had 6 full days of ski lessons, going up the hill with daddy skiing with George from skimania  and then coming down the ski road hand in hand with daddy. 6 very happy days for both of us. Olympic gold medalist 2022? We had a little bit of snow […]