Saturday, 2 September 2017

August 2017

August has been busy, hot and sunny - mostly!! France goes on holiday in August so we have enjoyed being at home and welcoming guests. It was good to have Clive and Sue here to stay for a few days as well.

Our photos for August

Saturday, 5 August 2017

July 2017

July has been mostly hot and sunny with a few thundery wet days thrown in between, notably once again over the weekend of the village fete, which was a shame, but everyone seemed to enjoy it just the same.
We have a huge field of sunflowers this year just down the lane, which was a real treat - so there are a few photos of those this month!!

We enjoyed having Daniel and Jess here to stay for a week at the beginning of the month and since then have been busy with guests.

We also enjoyed a day up in the mountains to watch the Tour de France go by. The publicity caravan is always good fun and we collected bags full of very useless freebies! It was a downhill stage so the bikes were going very fast, but they were also quite well spread out as it was near the end of the race.

Here are some photos of the month

Dave's photos

Lesley's photos

Lucy and Andy's Wedding

Here are just a few of the very many lovely photos of a very lovely day! 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

June 2017

The newly married Mr and Mrs Cooper!!
Congratulations Lucy and Andy! 

Just the one photo this month - of Lucy and Andy's Wedding!
It was a really wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

So the first half of the month was devoted to our visit to England for this very special event and to spend some valuable time with the family. Thanks to Lucy's excellent organisation and planning skills, everything went well and even the sun shone! It was certainly a day to remember!

More photos next month

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

May 2017

Here are a few photos from us both from a warm and sunny May.
We are about to set off for England for a happy event - Lucy and Andy's wedding! We are very much looking forward to it and to spending some time with all the family

Our album

Monday, 1 May 2017

April 2017

As I write this on the afternoon of 30th April, France meteo is warning us that a storm is on its way this evening. There is no sign of it at the moment, but the weather can change so quickly here.

April has been a month of mostly lovely warm sunshine and clear air. The trees are now mostly in full leaf and the farmers have been busy preparing the fields and planting. Our neighbours have just plated 2 big fields of sunflowers just down the lane, so that should be a picture in a couple of months time.

We have been quite busy with guests and also in the garden, preparing and tidying ready for planting. Dave already has the potatoes and onions well under way and the strawberry plants are looking good.

Here are our albums for the month
Lesley's album
Dave's album

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

March 2017

March has been a month for travel. We enjoyed a few days near Malaga with Daniel and Jess and Jess's parents. Daniel and Jess have returned from 8 months travelling so we all had a lot to catch up on.
 I then went to England for a few days before we set off again for a mini break in Barcelona with friends June and Jim. 

We visited Granada and the Alhambra on the way to Malaga and enjoyed some spring sunshine on the beach. The weather was not so good for our visit to the precipitous walkway of the Caminito Del Rey, but the walk was impressive and fun. We all celebrated Daniel's 30th birthday while we were there.

We very much enjoyed Barcelona as well. The Sagrada Familia is breathtaking - work is still progressing and it will finally be finished in 2026. We all walked miles exploring the rest of the city as well, with several welcome beers and sangrias along the way!

We are home again now for the next few weeks and have guests arriving soon. 

Here are our albums for March

Lesley's album 

Dave's album