Neighbour has vicious new guard dog. Almost lost a limb today & thankful that gate is there! Soooooooooooo Cute
Hmmmmmmm.... pizzaaaaaaaaa :P ... and some tartiflette for good measure. Burp!
Snowshoeing at Payolle. Fabulous day. Am not convinced odd footwear was required but it made things entertaining
Post skiing treats: Vin chaud & blueberry tart. Nom, nom, nom! Oh, and coffee for someone else for some reason
XC Skiing at Payolle. Thank you Claire, our very patient guide, for showing the way. What a perfect day for it!
Bonjour from the Grand Tourmalet. Awesome day on the piste. Imagine when the other half of the resort is open!
Pratiwi didn't want to go for a short stroll today, but after being talking into it, turns out it was fun!
Little walk up near Col des Palomières. Not bad for the first day of winter! Making some new friends too
Patisserie didn't have the cake we wanted (it's not strawberry season). Oh well, will have to pick something else!
Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!
Little stream near at Pont d'Espagne. Half frozen there's a tiny waterfall created by the ice here. Cool!
Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! Nom, nom, nom, nom!
Late afternoon Autumnal stroll. Saw a pheasant up here & chased him out of the bracken when he hid in there. Cool!
Another glorious day... perfect for a spin in the sun with Pratiwi
Random hike up a nearby hill: Plateau d'Esquiou. Pratiwi said was a bit steep near the top. But it's a plateau!
Lovely day & Pratiwi said we should go cycling. Never let it be said I don't pander to her every wish! #ToughGig
Heading out to lunch with the local bike club. Random view on the trip there. Lovely & warm in the sunshine today
We've been provided with a lovely traditional room this evening. Little nippy here but so comfy & cosy in that bed!
Last minute decision to take in a concert. In the cheap seats!
Bonjour Paris! And... au revoir. Not a bad morning for a quick walkabout.
Strolling streets of Saint-Germain. These food shops & people eating on the street helping us working up an appetite!
Free WiFi/charging desk at Tarbes train station. Well... free so long as you pedal. Great idea & saw kids using it!
Lunch with friends after a damp walk. Advantage of chilly conditions: the restaurant is serving vin chaud. Cheers!
Chatting to local about huge mushrooms he just picked from his field. He insisted we take them to try. So lucky! Yum!
Same road as last time, just bit slower today Must have been the clouds holding us back. Right girls?
Spectacular autumn afternoon in the French Pyrenees, and always a pleasure visiting this spot. Happy Birthday Liz!
Chatting to the neighbours... Moooooooo!
Lovely Autumn day and just wondering around in the Pyrenean foothills. Sunshine. Fresh air. Tranquillity. Perfect.
Countryside walkies. It's 'walkies' as neighbour's dog decided to tag along. She's smart, knows not to chase cows!
Another difficult day in Southern France Hanging with friends while they force food & drink on us. Thanks guys!
Quick lunch stop. Tried Parisienne Bruschetta to discover it's cheese on toast with ham! Very nice though. Nom!
Evening walk between the cornfields. Val d'Adour, French Pyrenees.
Little trip to market today. We didn't pick up much, but how good does this slab of pork look? Nom, nom, nom
Pratiwi hasn't been up this road before but quite likes the view. Maybe she should ride a bike more? #FamousClimb
Post-recovery, recovery Cheers from Saint-Lary-Soulan!
Didn't know what this dish was, but took it anyhow. Turns out to be deep fried cheese with jam on top. Soooo good!
When in Spain... Loving this tapas bar in Urtau Arties (Valle de Aran). It's an amazing place! Nom, nom, nom!
Hike to Estany de Gerber, past another two smaller lakes. This pretty high up in the Spanish Pyrenees, around 2150m.
Andorran pizza. It might be the middle of summer, but in the shade it's still a bit chilly up here so went down well!
Family dinner in Quillan. I'm not easily impressed by salad, but... that's not bad! Prefer my choice mind!
Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!
Evening snack: Beer, baguette, roquefort, rillettes de canard. Yum! While Pratiwi went for coffee & cake. Durh!
Bagneres-de-Bigorre fete. Few early snaps in the market hall with freshly sliced prosciutto, drinks & other goodies.
As rock'n'roll as it gets in the French countryside: local singers at a campsite. At least there was free alcohol!
Wondered into the nearby village on a sticky hot afternoon. Ice cream reward for some, cool glass of beer for others.
Walkies at Col des Palomières. View behind to the North as you can't see the mountains to the South from here. Doh!
Out in the woods next to 'home' with the dogs. One is too shy for photos, the other clearly an attention seeker!
Last day of spring evening ride with my beautiful - if a little slow... ahem! - riding partner. Niiiice!
When you drop round to friends for lunch... and are served a four course gourmet meal! Nom, nom, nom Thank you!
Helping friends collect cherries from this beautiful tree in their yard. Yuuuuuum!