The Series Finale Our extra-ordinary house-sitting year is coming to an end. We have just said goodbye to a family from Spain, probably the last studio visitors we shall see. The nine year old daughter is learning English and was keen to spend time with John and me to practice. Serious snow fell here at… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 29
We have now experienced all four seasons in this region and our year of house-sitting is coming to and end.
Autumn Family Visit. We drove two days and took a train, Then, at last, came down the lane, To sunny faces, waiting up, For Nana and Pops and a great big hug. It’s cards and gifts, now we are there. Pretty bows and paper they help to tear. Careful letters, no time to see, “Was… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 27
The warm sunny days and the fêtes and festivals have continued well into October. Each weekend there is a town or village nearby with an interesting event. We know Foix pretty well but the Journées Médievales at the Château de Foix was a good time for our first visit inside the castle. This event focused… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 26
A fabulous day in the amazing city of Carcassonne. A gem of a photo opportunity at every turn.
Here is yet another colourful, lively, and enjoyable Fête to show you. Good fortune blessed us once again with glorious weather throughout the weekend. There was so much more to see than a few Hazelnut growers selling their produce in Lavelanet. The variety of attractions and the fascinating characters provided me with lots to photograph.… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 24
During the school holidays Les Cabannes has been buzzing with visitors; the marketplace on a Sunday mornings was brim-full of stalls; the swimming pool was open; the bar was always busy. In the evenings there were giant chess and draughts and skittles games in the square and, of course, the obligatory Pétanque games and tournaments.… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 23