It has finally stopped raining after a solid 48hours, almost sunny again so heading for the mountains tomorrow, there is a Andy Warhol exhibition on in a old Abbey up there, also got my tickets for Eric Bibb in Marciac, you have to grab these things when they come around. French Lessons today, Karen hasContinue reading “bulb planting time”
She still has no name yet. It has rained all day so after listening to the Archers and Desert island discs I made a cake, success, bread, failure and dinner beef stew and blue cheese dumplings, success, whilst listening to some good music.
There was a wedding in the village today, our neighbours Joel and Carla got married, lots of guests all in their best attire. The sun came out after a shakey start to the day and stopped out for the duration.
I thought the ends of these logs would make an interesting photo I have been watching the ends split over the last week or so into spidery patterns. I have spent the day sitting here browsing the internet for things I cannot afford, trying out stuff on Photoshop and submitting my second assignment for myContinue reading “Logs, what else?”
Another bright sunny day, the time seemed to go like a flash with very little progress on the new door and window, I did however go out and take some photographs for my course. I had to take some with contrasting light and shade, this image is made up of five different exposed shots mergedContinue reading “The promanade”
A wonderful sunny day 30 deg out in the sun not bad for October. I have been attempting carpentry again, nothing is easy, I think I spent just as long getting the handle and lock working on the door than I spent fitting it. In the end it looks pretty good for a €160 doorContinue reading “the eye of the fish”
Busy day today fitted new window in study as well as shopping for cheap plants at superU. You were right Xander looks like the little dog is stopping Karen has bought her a winter coat! Can dogs see in the dark?
First french lesson of the new term today and it has poured down all day windy with leaves and twigs coming off the trees, I know it’s no excuse, I did take my camera out with me but did not feel inspired to use it at all. So I have used one I took aContinue reading “oops not taken a photo today so made one instead”
Today I went on a walk with the group I belong to, we should have been walking up to the ‘breche de Roland” the right angled rock on the top right hand side of the photo a place I have always wanted to walk to. It is a breach in the ridge which forms theContinue reading “Gavarnie”
Natures autumnal colours are here and the leaves are beginning to fall, the type of stones in the wall are everywhere in the ground left behind I imagine by retreating glaciers in the ice age. All of the older houses including ours are built in this way. We had the most bizarre dining experience forContinue reading “Autumn colours”