17:50

Post-ride beer. No view as watching Giro on delay. And yes, not staged, kitchen island really does look like this! wink

19:19

Town square in the lovely mountain village of Prades. Naturally there's an awesome tapas bar here. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

01:46

Today's shopping: self grips (light use only!) & few pints of Franziskaner on special. #BlokesAtTheSupermarket wink grin

19:37

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

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

03:50

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

15:15

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

20:56

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

19:46

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

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!

17:57

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

18:22

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

13:21

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

14:31

Grey afternoon out, but found cosy spot by neighbour's fire. Being plied with beer doesn't hurt either wink Cheers! grin

16:32

Snowy peaks just few Km away but on the terrace in tee shirt & shorts enjoying post ride beer. Winter perfection! smile

19:00

When friends drop round with festive beer. Oh go on then... just the one! wink Meal wasn't bad either. Fun times smile

13:37

Awoke to a pretty grey & dreary day soooo... went to Pau for a curry. As you do! wink Nom! tongue

18:47

Great night out with friends in local town. Real pints, outrageous steak & profiteroles on offer. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

20:48

Swanky place we had apperos at fully booked for dinner, so ate at nearby tapas bar. Works for us & more economic too!

12:22

Lunch @ L'Arcoch, Payolle. Looks basic, but don't be put off - hearty & tasty! The beer is great too so a winner! grin

20:11

Few tapas plates in Hondarribia old town. Octopus, basque sausage, croquettes. Plus beer & sangria of course. Cheers!

19:28

Dinner at Haize Hegoa, Itxassou. Nice bar with great view - shame it's dark outside. Great burger & steak though! grin

20:59

Still great food, but atmosphere in a fave tapas bar much subdued due to health regs. Hope it's back to normal soon!

19:30

Fabulous Thai @ Sabai Sabai in Argeles Plage. No entree, but ordered 3 mains & devoured the lot! Highly recommended.

20:38

Morning: 103km ride. Arvo: hours cutting hedges & grass. Finish 10 mins before sunset. Well deserved beer & nibbles!

12:27

Lunch at Hotel Bellevue, Cambo-les-Bains. Fantastic food, especially the main & ridiculous value - 3 courses for 16E!

12:17

Lunch above clearing clouds @ Refuge Orisson. Great steak & Gateau Basque - of course - nom! tongue Fantastic experience!

19:41

Tapas, beer & sangria... watching the world go by in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Went down a treat after earlier exertions!

20:31

Another day cycling, sports viewing, yardwork, nerd work/play, enjoying beer & tunes comes to an end. #FeelingBlessed

07:45

When dad starts conversation about beer so need shot of current selection. The odd one out is strictly for guests! wink

17:04

Temporary shelving setup in the garage for training. Strangely motivational... hmmmmmmm... wink

11:28

Great day on the snow with the ladies. Raquettes with a picnic stop. Absolutely beautiful parcours at the Couraduque!

14:38

Spin on t'bike then simple new year's lunch: noodle soup and a beer. Yum! tongue Needn't always go OTT on special days smile

12:28

Beer o'clock so must also be time to say... Merry Xmas everyone! wink Whatever you're doing... have a great day! smile

17:17

Appero time by the fireside wink Cheers! grin

20:44

Dinner @ the Gouaillardeu again. Pratiwi ordered Couilles de Mouton. Erm... OK, but think I'll stick to steak! Yum tongue

19:07

Drinks & dinner in the Gouaillardeu, Arette. Nom, nom, nom! tongue This is Part 1, can you tell what's coming next? wink

13:07

Lunch @ Lac de Payolle. Beautiful day, beautiful setting, wonderful food/drink. Entertaining company. Good times! grin

19:58

Pizza in Revel. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

19:09

Apperos in Revel's main square. Impressive here but sadly no market during our visit. Doh! Lucky there's beer! wink grin

12:19

Post yard-work refreshment. One of the best beers in the world? Gotta say the tripel is growing on me grin Cheers! smile

10:08

Another rock/gravel delivery. 'Only' 13t but few big ones in there so workout time! Beer bottle for scale, honest! grin

18:54

End of another hard day. No really. There's a big of dirt in the shadows I moved 'earlier'. Honest! wink Cheers! grin

19:52

At the dinner table tonight... are we in France or Belgium? Or does it even matter? wink Cheers! grin

21:33

Few quiet drinks before dinner? wink Cheers! grin

20:33

Look for 'fancy' restaurant in Cahors but v. busy Saturday, so end up in a backstreet bar. Prolly more fun anyhow! wink

12:29

Lunch in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Beautiful place & v.toasty today so we chose a super shady spot... & the large beer! wink

14:41

Post ride lunch: filet mignon, roasties & one of my favourite beers. Feels like it's my birthday! grin Nom, nom, nom tongue

19:35

When you're invited to socially distant aperos. Cheers! smile Thanks to the generous hosts - nice to get out a little smile

18:56

1st ride in months earns last (sob!) German beer from our Autumn trip. Cheers! Now about that Franco/German border wink