|Afternoon sun on the Col du Corbier|
We did go out on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of half term, before the rain, and it wasn't too bad, though we did make the effort and drive round to some of the other outlying areas which seemed worthwhile. We did Brian's nemesis freeride run a second time, so that's it now, I expect no more bleating.
|Brian tossing a pancake on Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras)|
|Its been cold this week and forecast to be even colder next. Here's an attempt at art with an icicle outside our apartment|
|A band playing at Chapelle d'Abondance|
I do have to branch out occasionally though, two weeks ago we had a fabulous chicken biryani, with a spice mix brought from the Indian supermarket in Hall Green, and a vegetable curry, that was almost too hot, even for himself! This weeks adventure was homemade falafel with hummus from scratch and salads in a wrap. I always worry that there will be something 'missing' in a veggie meal, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Just as well as it did two meals, and there is still half a pack of dried chick peas to go! Next week will probably be another fish extravaganza, although there is a wet fish counter in the supermarket it is all very expensive and always looks, and smells slightly sorry for itself so frozen fish it is. The problem with that is we have an icebox, with a note on it saying "do not keep frozen food in this compartment "! (So what do you keep in it?) But that means a packet of fish has to be eaten on three consecutive nights, last time it was breaded fish and chips, fish chowder and fish and chorizo with butter beans. Three different meals, worked well I thought.
|Our local resort of St Jean d'Aulps and the peak of Roc d'Enfer behind|
|A rescue dog and trainer practising in the snow|
|Jackie, Cassie and Judith with snow shoes|
|Setting off in the Col du Corbier|
|Cassie, Judith and Jackie snow shoeing in the afternoon sun|
|Home made tea and biscuit stop on our guided walk. Our guide is on the right at the back|
|Si, Cassie and Jackie at Chapelle d'Abondance ski resort|
|Scenes in the hills around Col du Corbier|
|Jackie stroking one of the ponies providing childrens pony rides at the Col du Corbier|