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Recent March Photos & so on!!

Recent March Photos & so on!!

Well, March has been notable so far for the lack of rain and warming temperatures, really springlike and very welcome. We have been lambing,...

I cannot believe it is already March 2014!

Well as many of you may already know, my camera broke & was too expensive to repair, so Mike has bought me yet another new one for my next...

January 2014 – Lots of rain but Warm!

January 2014 has been very wet so far after a beautiful December. However, it has been dry since Monday, today is Wednesday and quite warm, 9 –...

The Garden 2013 & 2014

Winter is a time for looking back with at those things which gave us pleasure during the past and also looking forward to what we hope to do this...

Tour de France 2014

Living close to the Pyrenneas is a huge asset to those of us who enjoy cycling, sometimes the route of the Tour de France comes very close to us and...

Sunshine and water quality

The winter season brings up some slightly different themes – the water company Veolia sent us a very reassuring report on the quality of our...

Prices for the new Season 2014

We continue to bear in mind the difficulties and cost restraints following the financial crisis. We too feel the changes but have decided to absorb...

Criterium Cycle Race at Quillan

Every summer there is a Criterium Cycle Race round & round one of our local towns called Quillan. This race is credited as being the first ever...

Mirepoix Market in Summer

I go to Mirepoix Market most Mondays throughout the year, but summer – by which I mean April through to mid October – is not only special...

  • Unusual wildflowers in the valley
  • Unusual wildflowers in the valley
  • Unusual wildflowers in the valley

    Unusual wildflowers in the valley

    Patches of Ixia, more blue than the sky and Honesty, both of which of course I have never seen growing wild before we came to live here.