Sunday, 1 April 2018

March 2018

More snowy pictures this month! We enjoyed a second week skiing this year, this time in Morillon in the French Alps with Daniel and Jess. 

At home at La Maire the weather is gradually warming up but the ground is very soggy from recent rain, so preparing the vegetable plot for this years planting will be a little delayed

Dave's album

Lesley's album

Thursday, 8 March 2018

February 2018

We have some very snowy photos this month! It was lovely to get a couple of snowy days at La Maire. It is especially beautiful when the sun comes out and the roads stayed clear so we had no trouble getting out and about.
The snow in the mountains has been incredible this winter and we enjoyed a particularly magical walk at Roquefixade.
We were in England for the recent cold snap as well, but now Spring is well and truly on the way.

Here are our snow albums!

Dave's album

Lesley's album

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January 2018

Most of our photos this month are of our recent skiing holiday with friends and family in Andorra. After arriving to 24 hours of rain, the skies turned blue and we enjoyed 4 days of skiing in the sun, even though the snow condition wasn't at it best. Just in time for our last day the weather turned and we had about a foot of fresh snow to enjoy. 

We also enjoyed a snow shoe walk with friends a few weeks ago - we hope there will be more of those to come while the snow lasts.

Here are our snowy albums for January
Dave's album
Lesley's album

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

December 2017

Happy New Year
to everyone! 
We have spent most of December in England with the family so have a mixture of photos this month from both France, and England.
We wish all our blog readers all the very best for 2018 and hope that many of you will come and visit us at La Maire during the year

Sunday, 10 December 2017

November 2017

Just a few photos from Dave this month - he has a flash new camera!
Album for the month

Friday, 3 November 2017

October 2017

October has been busy with guests, a trip to England and the installation of our new 'conforming' septic tank! This has caused some disruption to the garden, but all is starting to look good again now.

Here are our albums - dominated by our visit to the 'Fete des figues' at Mal d'Azil  - and the septic tank!!

Dave's Album
Lesley's album

Saturday, 30 September 2017

September 2017

Lots of photos this month! The weather has been varied so we have made the most of the sunny days.
We enjoyed a walk up on the Plateau de Beille which is a cross country ski station in the winter. It is a beautiful area for walking with open views and well marked paths.

Last weekend we made a very last minute decision to go to the coast for the weekend. We just stayed the one night at Argeles but enjoyed two full days of 'holiday'! Argeles is lovely and quiet at this time of year. We visited Collioure again as well - we always love this little port despite the crowds at any time. On the way home we stopped off at Queribus castle - our second visit here as well, but a great place!

Yesterday was another hot and sunny day before a grey and drizzly weekend, so we went up to the valley of Soulcem for a walk. This is a beautiful valley and very easy to walk along the valley floor. However we did climb up high for our picnic!!

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