Stage 17 and the Museum of Pyrennean Pastoralism

Today Stage 17 of the the Tour de France will pass through some stunning mountain scenery and views as it passes Azet en route to St Lary Soulon. It will also pass the Maison Pyrénéenne Du Pastoralism. The house combines a museum /information centre and centre for the development of contemporary practice in pastoralism. It focusses not only on the Pyrenees, although this is a large part of the exhibitions, but also reflects on practice … More Stage 17 and the Museum of Pyrennean Pastoralism

The Lost Summer

Well, it has been a while since I last blogged and lots has happened. Since last posting we have moved house. It wasn’t on the agenda until we saw that a house on a street we’d always liked was for sale. So we had to act fast. That involved finishing up all those DIY jobs on the old house that just needed a few final touches, Tidying my stash and years of accumulated ‘stuff’ so … More The Lost Summer


It has been quiet here as we have been away on our holidays for the last 3 weeks – I know, how indulgent is that. We were bound by wanting to catch up with P’s sister and nephews who were visiting grand/parents in Italy, and the first date Wilbur (our newest dog) could return to the UK on his new passport. So we had a week to make it from the UK down to Italy, … More Holidays

The Wedding Cardigan

A recent invitation to a wedding created a bit of a dilemma. My Vintage Challenge meant no new outfit so I looked through my wardrobe and chose a vintage Louis Feraud dress which I bought in the St Columba Hospice shop in Edinburgh about 15 years ago, and I still love it as much as I did the day I bought it. It has a black velvet bodice with spaghetti straps and a full black skirt with red rosebuds. I … More The Wedding Cardigan