Saturday, 11 February 2012

Well the big freeze that appears to have hit the whole of Europe has reached the Ariege as well!

The snow started at the end of last week, with a heavy fall on Sunday. Since then the sun has come out, but with the biting wind it has been extremely cold. Dave has been coaxing the boiler into doing its best and trying to curb its is eating twice as many wood chips in this weather, but at least the house is warm! The boiler did go on strike last weekend - it seems it has never experienced cold like this before! Dave spent most of the day sorting out the problem, which turned out to be a frozen pipe! We were lucky that was the only problem!!

We decided to make the most of the conditions on Thursday and went to Andorra for a good days skiing. It was actually warmer up there in the mountains and sitting on the chair lifts with the wind behind us and the sun on our faces was absolute bliss!!

The snow, sun and extreme cold have made for an absolutely beautiful landscape and we have wrapped up warm every day to get out and take our February 'photo a day'!!
Until we publish those at the end of the month, here are a few of the 'rejects'!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you did get quite a lot of snow. It looks really exhilarating, but it must have been quite difficult getting around. I bet they don't salt/grit up your road?
    Lovely photos, and these are only the 'rejects'! Looking forward to seeing the 'main event'.