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

Thursday, 9 March 2017

February 2017

We just have these few photos for February rather than the usual albums. We will make up for it this month! We have either been away visiting family in England or very busy here looking after the house and garden, getting ready for Spring - or the weather has been wet! In fact we have only had a couple of wet days, but when it rains it really rains! The Spring has been very mild so far and there is still very little snow on the mountains compared to usual.

The first photo above was taken on a walk near the village and the last 3 from a mountain walk. There were patches of snow around but not enough to need our snow shoes. It was beautiful up there in the sun

We have just returned from a week in Malaga. Daniel and Jess have returned from their 8 months travelling and were staying there with Jess's parents - we were very pleased to be invited to join them and had a great time. 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

January 2017

The first half on January was dry, sunny and cold - then the snow arrived, both in the Pyrenees and in the Alps, just in time for our weeks holiday in the Grand Massif with Lucy and Andy. 
Here are our albums for the month

Dave's album

Lesley's album

Monday, 2 January 2017

December 2016

Happy New Year everyone!

Our albums for this month

Lesley's album

Dave's album

Friday, 2 December 2016

November 2016

Its the time of year for beautiful fiery skies in the mornings. The Autumn colours are still fantastic, especially in the winter sun. The weather has now become cold and frosty.
We had a lovely day up in Andorra on Dave's birthday. There is not enough snow for skiing just yet, but what snow there was looked lovely and we enjoyed a walk up the Valley d'Incles (above) in the sun

Here are our albums for the month

Lesley's Album

Dave's album