Pain Adour et Fantaisie
Travel Blogs from Grenade-sur-l'Adour
Bikes are packed and we have breakfast at 8:00am. Then we rolled out about 10:15 enroute to Bergerac for the individual time trial. We drove towards Pau then turned north to Bergerac. We arrived at the start of the TT, we walked through the team buses looking at the TT bikes, you could get us really close to the teams. We watched a few roll out the start gate then Pete and I grabbed a baguette and decided to try and get on TV. We positioned ourselves on the start straight at a slight ...
... Ribs for Dinner. The next day
was an eye-opener, killing a chicken, right through to prep for
cooking. Something we have always wanted to do, and whilst I didn't
do much of it myself, it was good to watch and respect the process,
so when we are served up chicken, we appreciate what had to happen to
get it on our plate. Much less messy than I assumed it would be, but
also time consuming (if you are a beginner I guess!) The woman
teaching us ...
last couple of weeks have been very relaxed as we have become more
set in our temporary home. The building of the terrace really takes
shape which is exciting and and more and more of spring shows! I am
becoming more and more like my Mum as I get excited about all the
flowers blooming! Little Lamb Eloise is doing really well and very
adorable, running over to you (rather than away like the others)
Been Two weeks on since last post and still all going extremely well. It's really nice to be useful, and be kept (lodging) and money taken out of the equation for this short time. Working hard but under no pressure as you might in employment. We have a great working team with all of us, the guys are working hard at getting the big wooden terrace up at the back and I am doing a lot of gardening. Really relaxing actually, I just hope it all lives ...
Paradise Found. Maybe not for all, but as the past week has gone by we are at a point where we really feel we are where we want to be. Not physically necessarily but this kind of lifestyle!
This is our 2nd Helpx and thankfully we were welcomed with short notice. Here in the French Basque/Pyrenee area (South West-Aquitaine) we stay with Gwen, Claire and their 3 kids: Matthiew (2.5) and the Twins Louis and Jeanne (1). Purchased the ...