Monday 29 February 2016

February 2016

The mild winter continues here in the Ariege!

We have been busy this month starting a major renovation project on the old stables at the back of the house which were in danger of falling down. We are planning to open up the area, put on a new roof and then concrete the floor to create an alternative outdoor sitting and cooking area. This side of the house benefits from the evening sun, so it should be lovely when finished. Photos of progress so far are in our album - just one joint album this month.

Because of the mild weather we haven't been out snow-shoeing very often this winter, but did enjoy one lovely day with friends last week on the ridge above Foix. It might not look it, but it was warm enough for just t-shirts!

Our joint album for this month

I am having a few problems understanding how to use the new 'Google photos' if the link doesn't work on your device, please let me know!

Monday 1 February 2016

January 2016

Quite a few snowy pictures this month - but in actual fact the white stuff has been rather thin on the ground as it has been generally so mild and dry this winter. We enjoyed a short snow shoe walk a couple of weeks ago soon after a fresh fall of snow, but we had to go quite high to find it!

We have just returned from a great week skiing in Andorra. The slopes there are so well groomed that the ski area was almost fully open, but they are hoping for more snow soon as its getting very hard and a bit thin in places. However, we couldn't complain as we enjoyed 8 days of skiing under blue skies and with a lot of warmth in the sun. It was more like spring than the end of January!!
Here are our albums for January

Lesley's album

Dave's album