Quoi d’neuf??

It really is Groundhog Day/week! I’m back again with more of the same … in between times, we had 7 – 10 days of exceptionally heavy rain which ruined the fabulous powder snow and substantially increased the avalanche risk … the highest experienced in the Alps for more than 5 years. Thank goodness the weather has now improved – fresh falls of snow, lower temperatures with some lovely sun. Once again, I’m inspired to share some photos and catch up on the news.

My french is very slowly improving – with classes once a week, regular chats with my lovely neighbour, french podcasts and most recently, Lupin, in french with french subtitles. It’s a lifetime task but I’m motivated to improve now that I experience some small improvement in my understanding and ability to communicate.

This week, I’ve also managed to acquire my next upholstery project – for the princely sum of 10 euros, I have a chair to have a crack at. Very exciting although Chris is in despair about where everything is going to live. Having discovered the local (huge!) charity shop with another lovely neighbour, I have high expectations for a stream of furniture projects!

I continue to develop my culinary skills – this week preserved lemons for my many Ottolenghi recipes … and shortbread for the light of my life!

In between times, lots of rando (ski touring) & raquettes (snow shoes) to the top of the Ararre run above Avoriaz, the back of Mont Chery and up to the Les Gets bowl from La Perriere. Glorious.

~ by Karen on Sunday, 14 February 2021.

4 Responses to “Quoi d’neuf??”

  1. Lovely photos and so good to hear you are making the most of these exceptional circumstances. We miss you both lots. x

  2. Lovely to speak to you today ,loving your posts it’s good to see happy photos 🥰 x

  3. Fab ski photos!……….. but preserved lemons ?????

    Do they have the WI in France?😊

    Sent from my iPad


  4. I so enjoyed your pictures and your news. What a girl! Love the chair, too.

    Karen, knowing how you love trying out new things, I have just discovered something that could interest you. You will, I’m sure heard of WEA. I have found that very short courses are available for 101 subjects. Tempted to try one myself. They run from just 2 weeks at convenient times. Cheap!

    Tell me what you think of what they offer.

    Love to you and other half. Jo xxx ….



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