dimanche 31 décembre 2006
samedi 30 décembre 2006
8 hours on the hill and we even managed to get some sun for lunch.
vendredi 29 décembre 2006
mercredi 27 décembre 2006
samedi 23 décembre 2006
mercredi 20 décembre 2006
mardi 19 décembre 2006
lundi 18 décembre 2006
On the way back we passed a horse skeleton picked clean by vultures. As one of the legs was separated I couldn't resist the 'jake the fake' routine.
Tonight it is snowing lightly at Quelebu - the first time this year - but probably the last snow until January.
I have a creoste problem with the Rayburn chimney mainly resulting in a creosoty smell when it is first lit . I think its a problem caused by the old uninsulated chimney (can't replace until next year when I do the whole roof) and the wood I'm burning being green (next year my wood pile will be much dryer as most of it was felled this year). I'm using a weekly additive to reduce the problem but there is little I can do until next spring.
mercredi 13 décembre 2006
lundi 11 décembre 2006
Battery now on charge.
Apparently in these parts one leaves the car in gear and releases the hand brake to stop it all freezing together.
Alas today is beautiful - clear blue ski, very cold, ideal for skiing. Tomorrow the forcast is not so good - Oh well winter has only just begun, I'll have to ski another day.
dimanche 10 décembre 2006
Several ski resorts are partially open and tomorrow I'm going to go skiing at Baqueira in Spain (I hope). Best to find my ski legs before launching out on a ski mountaineering expedition!
vendredi 8 décembre 2006
Oh the joy of slow cooking!
mercredi 6 décembre 2006
dimanche 3 décembre 2006
On offer were a raspberry and apple fruit cobbler with custard (me), a dessert of apricots in set semoulina served cold (Susanne), plums and apricots from Celine's garden stuffed with homemade marzipan (Celine), a peach and apple tart (John) and finally a lemon tart made with a sugar substitute that went kinda' wrong(!) and didn't taste as it should (John too). All washed down with Gaillac Premier (local equivalent of Beaujolais Nouveau) and a white Bordeaux pudding wine.