Sunday, 28 September 2008

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Lunch in Fayence

The last day Fraser and Leslie are going to be with us before flying back to SLC we had lunch in Fayence and will also have a nice meal in a local Restaurant tonight.

Hannah on a slide with Uncle Fraser & Auntie Leslie

Hannah loved this slide in the small play area at the car park in Fayence.

Hannah with Auntie Leslie

Monday, 22 September 2008

Barbecue area

Wattie Bear surveys the view from the balcony

La FONT du BROC Vineyard

La FONT du BROC Vineyard

We visited this Vineyard today and it just looks as if somebody has spent loads of money on their two hobbies wine & horses. The cellar looks as if it is 200 hundred years old but has just been built under the gardens a few years ago. We descended 20 feet down a narrow staircase into the cellar to find about 30 barrels each containing 600 litres of last years vintage wine. The owners have also 13 Austrian horses bred for dressage and the arena they show them off in is just beautiful and can be laid with a special floor to seat 600 people at a wedding. The Chateu is used about 20 times a year for what must be very posh expensive weddings.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Another fountain for Hannah

The perfume train in Grasse

This was one of the nicest ways to see the old quarter of Grasse and it went in areas almost impossible to go in a car. There were 4 carriages and each one gave a commentary in a different language.
The trip lasted 45 minutes and was good value for money.

Leslie and her grape vines

Walking in St. Paul-en-Forest

Another afternoon of walking with Fraser & Leslie in a small village near Fayence called St Paul-en-Forest. We followed a 14km route in a lovely rural area with loads of vineyards.

Friday, 19 September 2008

On top of a local mountain

Fraser, Leslie, and Gavin went hiking this morning and we walked through a forest area expertly guided by Fraser and his GPS. We walked almost 4 miles and were spot on with navigation. We then went to Grasse and met up with the rest of the family and visited the Perfumery Museum and then took a journey on the Perfume Train through the narrow and winding streets of Grasse. The driver was brilliant and how he managed to drive through such narrow streets which were almost impossible for cars i will never know.

The Menger's in Fayence

Hannah loves fountains

Monday, 15 September 2008

Our Family in the South of France

We all arrived here on Saturday with Fraser & Leslie having flown from Salt Lake City to Paris on Thursday and they then spent 2 nights in Paris and arrived in Nice at the same time as the rest of us who flew in from Newcastle. Hannah was so well behaved during the journey and she sat between Granny & Grandad on the aircraft.
The Villa is absolutely beautiful and we have lots of garden with orchard and swimming pool.
Sunday was spent relaxing by the pool and on Monday Gaye & I went shopping while everybody else went to the beach near Cannes. Unfortunately Hannah was car sick but soon recovered after a short break.

Monday, 1 September 2008

John's Birthday Walk from Kelso to Jedburgh

Tom, John & Martin photographed at Kelso Abbey on part 4 of our Border Abbey's Way from Kelso to Jedburgh which is a distance of 14 miles. The weather was reasonably good with only 1 heavy shower and we managed to shelter in a Barn for half an hour. The walk took us along the River Teviot and we counted 13 Herons along the river.

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