Monday, 2 February 2015
January is skiing month! We have just returned from a super week in the French Alps. The long-awaited snow arrived just in time, and then it didnt stop! There has been a good top-up in the Pyrenees as well so all looks good for the rest of the ski season.
We also enjoyed a day skiing at Ax les Thermes just after the New Year with Lucy and Andy. It was incredibly warm up there in the sun and the warm and sunny daytime weather with frosty mornings continued for most of the month. It has been perfect for local walks and table tennis, and even sitting in the sun!
One of our walks was around the local village of Le Vernet de l'Ariege where there was a small concentration camp during the war. It is mentioned in Kate Mosse's book 'Citadel' so we were keen to visit the village and the small museum dedicated to it, which was very interesting.
We saw in the New Year twice (French and English!) with a small party here with friends - everyone brought a dish for the buffet and live music, fresh oysters, good food, lots of dancing and good company enjoyed by all.
The top photo above is Mont Fourcat from the Prat d'Albis above Foix - and then our geese enjoying a frosty morning by the pond
Photo albums for the month are here