Well I have been pretty useless at this blog thing. It has been quite some time since I posted anything, 4 months to be precise! Doesn't time fly when you are having fun! Sometimes fun in the loosest sense of the word. In the last 4 months we have wrapped up a fantastic winter, Gary has been off on a number of building jaunts and we have returned to working for a fantastic cycling company called Marmot Tours (check them out) not only that we have started and finished a couple of Pyrenees Haven projects (a few more in the pipeline) and now started what promises to be a fantastic summer season here in the wondrous Ariege Pyrenees. Wow. We have just had time to take a breath before Le Tour de France hits our roads with a couple of cheeky camping days away 8 miles down the valley. As we are lucky enough to live here why would we holiday anywhere else!!Read More
With just 4 weeks left to the downhill resort season our thoughts begin turning to other things. We are not yet thinking about summer, our minds are still fully engrossed in snow. What you ask can you do when the resorts shut and the snow still lingers, for Gary it is ski touring/ski mountaineering. Today saw Gary venture out for his first tour of the spring season. Even though we are in spring the spring snow has not yet arrived which means the snow quality is still fantastic and not overly 'wet'. He ventured over the Andorran border to tackle the 'easy' summit of Pic dels Pedrons and very lovely it was too. I get to play out of resort on Friday so keep checking the blog to see what I get up to.Read More
Fancy a winter/skiing holiday but can't manage a week? Saturday 7th - Tuesday 10th March. Ryanair Liverpool/Carcassonne flights £68.32 return. We'll throw the French airport and resort transfers and packed lunches in. £150 per person for 3 nights!! Other dates and deals are available ;-)Read More
Wow, was the only word Gary could utter when he returned home this afternoon. It was only after a hot chocolate and a double fried egg sandwich that he was in a position to form words as to how awesome the snow was today. Today was officially the best day of the season so far. Never an effusive character, apparently skiing today was 'at times like floating through the air', take from that what you will!Read More
It is not often you hear the phrase 'abject failure' in the Pyrenees Haven kitchen. But that is what my first attempt at marmalade making was. Anyway, onwards and upwards. I will attempt another batch tomorrow...
Well this is new. I have never had a blog before. Hopefully I will be able to make it mildly amusing and somewhat informative.
Watch this space and let me know what you think.