19:37

Beach-side apperos/dinner. Fried anchovies for me but ordered paella for 2 in error so had to help Pratiwi. Oops! wink

11:35

Vilaplana church. Great ride from the Med through villages like this, forests & climbs. Perfect weather. Love it! smile

14:09

Rubbish weather at home, so let's go to Spain! grin Fantastic lunch in Ainsa en route to the Med. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

19:19

Enjoying little song & dance show from our neighbour Mr Pheasant wink He likes to come by every dawn & dusk around now!

13:05

Today's ride: beautiful spin in spring sunshine. Random photo stop in Saint-Sever-de-Rustan (abbey in background).

14:54

13 days ago was skiing fresh powder here. Now epic snow walls for today's ride! + few zones of, erm, CX training? wink

03:50

Great 61km ride + 90 minutes yard-work + 750ml bottle of Kwak on the terrace = satisfying afternoon/evening! #LifeIsGood smile

15:01

Monthly Indonesian lunch. Spot the French influence when we get to dessert (plate 4 of 5!) wink Vive la difference! grin

09:47

Closing day at La Mongie. All morning off piste in the fresh stuff. Just a tiny bit soft in arvo. Epic conditions!

06:08

Just updated BIOS on my 11 year old laptop for first time ever. Gotta love support for Lenovo gear! Might have to get a WiFi 6 card now wink

15:15

Not holiday food! Sunday lunch at home: roast duck, rice, greens & homemade sambal. With a cheeky beer. Yum! tongue

11:51

Picked up a hat for shade while working in the garden. Only later did I realise... oh my! What have I become?! sad wink

08:16

Lisbon metro. Makes me almost miss such eccentrics. Sign on little trolly reads, "Anything but a backpack day" LOL grin

19:59

Sublime meal at O Trigueirinho (Alfama). Garlic pork out of this world. Amazing food for silly small money! Loved it!

12:59

We probably shouldn't but it's an international city so by request (Pratiwi!) Peking duck & Korean beef for lunch! wink

11:52

St Anthony's Church. Right next to much larger cathedral but much more beautiful from what I can see (am no expert!).

10:31

Church of St Dominic. Almost destroyed twice by earthquake & once by fire. Guess it's why there's not much art here!

10:16

Ah-ha! Now this one (think) I can name: The Rossio (aka. King Pedro IV Square). Still grey but TBH beats baking sun!

20:56

Fantastic dinner of pica-pau (chicken in light gravy made with beer), mushroom rice & sardines. Super nom bargain! tongue

15:22

In MNAA at lunch & couldn't find open tapas bar after. Had to settle for snack of pulled pork & cheese balls. Doh! wink

13:43

Gallery'd & church'd out but looking for more indoor activity. Money Museum of course! Bit odd, but some cool stuff!

12:23

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA). Not that we know about art, but spent 3h+ here enjoying the pretty colours wink

12:01

Ceramic (tiled) walls are par for the course in Portugal but... well... this wall is a whole new take on that, eh?!

10:45

Time Out Market Lisbon: had high hopes but felt too much like a mall food court sad Those doughnuts do look good tho!

10:37

On a grey day, every city needs a pink street with rainbow umbrellas above! smile

09:47

Wandering few of the more neglected streets in Bairro Alto/Chiado. Still plenty character left here!

09:38

Random squares of Lisbon. Please don't ask me to name them all! wink

09:26

Churches everywhere in Lisbon. Feels like on every corner! A couple of the more ornate ones we wondered into today.

08:29

Doing the tourist thing today so need a photo here in daylight too wink Bit bright this morning but told it won't last.

07:52

Lisbon hotel breakie: unlimited pasteis de nata & other goodies. Nom! Gonna need lots of walking to burn this off! grin

19:46

Dinner in Alfama: cheese/olives/bread/black pudding & orange/steak/octopus/rice/chips/few veggies/couple beers. Nom!

19:06

Well good evening Lisbon! Little stroll around before finding some food. Nice to be back after 20 years or so!

15:09

Bit windy out! This could be... erm... interesting! wink First flight in ages - how exciting! grin

12:19

Helped a mate with little DIY & was forced to stay for pepper, chorizo & couscous lunch. Beautiful colours & delish!

14:53

Sunday lunch: slow cooked pork ribs from local butcher. Nom! There was dessert but didn't last long enough for pic wink

17:51

Back from today's ride in the nick of time! Step off bike, crack a beer, watch 6 Nations while I stretch. Great game!

17:16

For the record I'd rather have rolling electrical blackouts & 10€/l fuel than pay for Ukrainians to be murdered. Stop Russian imports now!

13:58

Today's ride: spring in the air & oh, what's that on yonder hill? Just a millennia old castle - Chateau de Montaner!

12:35

Visit to the 'big smoke' - ermmmmmm wink - so lunch out at Thanh Long. Very tasty & only 10E for 3 courses. Bargain! grin

09:07

Awesome day on the snow at Luz Ardiden. Panoramic views all round. Really good conditions on & off piste. Good times!

18:47

Misty sunset action from the terrace this evening.

17:57

Re-hydrating after first mow of year. Parfois il faut etre francais wink Mais ne inquietez pas, Belgique est proche! grin

13:11

Meeting sis for lunch. Pics can't do this meal justice. Well worth a 5 hour drive (yes, I know!!!)! Nom, nom, nom! tongue

10:06

Stopped for a little walk on the way to the supermarket... as you do wink smile

13:34

Passing Lac du Gabas out on birthday tonne. Should just make room for all the beer, curry & dessert that's coming! tongue

12:18

Happy (early) BD to me! smile Celebrating day before to avoid weekend crowds. Always great food in a local fave. Nom! tongue

18:22

Apres ski @ Chez Rainton. Not quiet the ambience of a slope-side bar but great beer, views & accommodating staff wink

10:41

Another blue sky day on the piste. Yay! smile

13:21

Talked into day on (& mostly off) piste by some foolhardy.. erm.. brave soul wink Slow start but awesome by the end! smile

02:02

Happy New Year!... Errrrrmmmm... Oooops! wink tongue grin