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

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!