Someone had a wonderful time playing in fields & the stream by the road today. Why dog folk can't have nice cars!
Early(ish) morning walk at the Col des Palomieres. Looking down into those clouds, it's nice to be in the hills
Same spot as last post, but this is the following morning. Another spectacular day in the mountains begins
Amazing long lunch with wonderful people (watching le Tour), home for shady woodland walk & now sipping Sangria in the garden #LaBelleVie
Random summer evening view in the Pyrenees.
After a large lunch on a warm day nice to go for a walk in a wonderful, shady, cool forest. Lovely and quiet. Magic!
Not sure this cake has enough cream filling. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.... Nom, nom, nom!
Another Indonesian gathering today. Loads of wonderful food. Thank you so much! Nom, nom, nom!
I often do quite well on the daily leaderboard. 8th up the Aspin today. Somehow I can't see this lasting though!
The infamous flamme rouge that would cause a little chaos later today. Luckily I made it under (& back) unscathed!
Coming down the Aspin towards Payolle on TdF day. Few campervans parked there! Not us though - we're down the valley.
6s off a PR on the Aspin today. Think I could have taken those seconds with a sprint if it wasn't so busy up here!
Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character!
Breakie by the pool - well, the first course at least Fresh eggs straight from the chicken coup. Yum!
Ever been so hot & thirsty you'd lay in a muddy puddle & drink from it? What chasing deer for hours does to dogs!
Walking in tall grass didn't know a deer was hiding here. He jumped up & ran as I got too close (2m or so). Amazing!!
Just out wonder in the hills. Lovely evening for it
Today's ride: Something short & sweet. Saving myself for tomorrow
What's with the colour of this Portugal strip? Looks like they're playing in hospital scrubs! #Hideous
So years later Chilcot report finds what any sane person could see as obvious at the time: Blair & Bush are warmongering liars! #Disgraceful
Just back from cycling & served up this pre-lunch snack from my favourite warung kecil. Great recovery dish. Nom!
Unlucky with a couple of punctures today, but I suppose there are worse places to have to fix one. Won't complain
Bit of a traffic jam out riding today. Well, traffic of the bovine kind Glorious day up the Hourquette & Aspin!
Walkies at Col des Palomières. View behind to the North as you can't see the mountains to the South from here. Doh!
Bit hungover so easy spin up the Tourmalet as a cure. Only 46s behind PR. Maybe drinks the eve. before not all bad
Out in the woods next to 'home' with the dogs. One is too shy for photos, the other clearly an attention seeker!
Folks here are so generous. Another invite for roast dinner with Yorkshire puds & a nice drop of red. Yum! Thx!
Headline writers: Political back stabbing is normal. Is not news. Get back to us when the bunch of cocks announce they have an actual plan!
Roy Hodgson faces media but says: "I don’t really know what I am doing here" Bit like last night then!
Almost 60% of UK car exports go to EU & only 20% of German car exports go to UK. So @Nigel_Farage tell me again who tariffs will hurt more?
David, in Brussels today, if they offer you a 'new' kind of beer/chocolate make sure it's not called 'article 50'. That's only for Boris
Well... I can't wait to see what happens at Wimbledon now!
So... Has anyone got any opinions about England vs Iceland tonight?
System I inherited has a 1-many table (2 cols) to join stuff. But instead of multiple rows it has CSV string in a single row! #Facepalm
Drove up to Payolle for a stroll & ended up parking in the clouds. Still lovely, if a little chilly for summer!
Drove up the Hourquette d'Ancizan. Opened the door to some new friends Misty but the change makes it interesting.
This looks interesting. Maybe it's beer with a hint of bacon?
Tiny supermarket in Bagnères-de-Bigorre has nice select of local cheeses. Love taking random chunks from here. Yum!
Type, "Farage 350" into any news search engine. I see stories in English, Dutch, German, Spanish, etc. UK is a global laughing stock!
My social network is full of posts of disgust at #Brexit (with just 1 exception). So glad for sensible friends & today, a 2nd passport!
Spectacular day in the Pyrenees. Col d'Aspin, Arreau, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Sarrat de Gaye. Lazy 2000m of climbing
#Brexit... Thank fu&k it's almost over!!! So here's some comedy to finish things off:
Our butter dish (or what passes for one in the snail). Might have been a bit warm today
To change sides is OK. It's that Boris's motive is completely self serving & nothing to do with what he knows to be best for the UK. #Brexit
Boris Johnson, Feb '16: "real problems of this country, low skills, low social mobility, low investment etc have nothing to do with Europe"
Just ate a whole baguette and, like, half kilo of blue cheese. I invite anyone in bio-weapons research to come visit in a few hours!