New Year, New Horizons

Winter sunshine in the Foothills

Happy 2015 to you all and I hope you were also lucky enough to be able to enjoy your Christmas Day apéritif outside in the sunshine and perhaps go for a snowy walk on Boxing Day followed by some excellent skiing in the days leading up to . . . → Read More: New Year, New Horizons

Golf in the Pyrénées

I am not a golfer (at least not since I gave my father concussion when he was teaching me how to hold a club age 9) but, if I were, this is where I would want to play golf. It may only be a nine hole course but what it lacks in . . . → Read More: Golf in the Pyrénées

Striking skiing – the school day in France

A tough day at school!

We have discovered since living in France that, most of the time here, it is best just to go with the flow. Hence, when we learned on Monday that Tuesday school was cancelled (teachers on strike for the day), rather than stressing about childcare and cancelled meetings, we decided . . . → Read More: Striking skiing – the school day in France

House-hunting out of season

Autumn in the Foothills – Betchat, Ariège

Traditionally late November is the start of the low-season in the property world; summer and autumn house hunters have usually found the home of their dreams or, if not, have decided to wait and try again in the New Year and somehow our thoughts turn to hibernation . . . → Read More: House-hunting out of season