Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Pics from today's walk to Arignac, the next village to Tarascon sur Ariege.


























Merci Arignac!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Some pics from today:
Gorgeous colours in the car park of Decathlon, Foix



Typical autumnal hues.

All ready for making green tomato chutney ............

A sprinkling of neige around Tarascon sur Ariege.

Place du Capitol, Toulouse.

Mmmmm chocolat!

Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse.
Quelles couleurs!!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017


A day in Toulouse - La Ville Rose.

La Fondation Bemberg museum and art gallery is to be found in L'Hotel d'Assézat, one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in the heart of the pink city, near le Pont Neuf over the river Garonne.  It's just one of many magnificent buildings constructed in the second half of the 16th century thanks to the great wealth brought about by the trade of Pastel.


L'Hotel d'Assézat from the courtyard.




Murano glass chandelier in the Venetian room.


There is an impressive collection of objets d'art as well as paintings displayed on 2 floors.



Picasso

Degas

Sarah Bernhardt

Rodin

Plenty of design inspiration!



Friday, 3 November 2017

My apologies for being AWAL for a while.
Apologies also for no quilting service at the moment after the recent sale of the house in the UK.  I'll be back on the longarm soon so watch this space!

Meanwhile, a few pics taken yesterday on a nearby walk to le Col d'Ussat and today, market day in Foix.


Le Col d'Ussat is an easy 3 hour walk (there and back) from Tarascon sur Ariege.
The views are spectacular.


Foix is the administrative town of the Ariege.  
Le chateau de Foix proudly overlooks the town and can be seen from afar in all directions.

Taking time to stroll around the narrow streets is rewarded with beautiful architecture at every turn.





'La Petite Brocante' is a lovely recent addition to the collection of fascinating shops in the town centre.

Le Café du Commerce overlooking the food market in Place Volusien is a very popular spot for lunch and people watching.  Today's plat du jour was encornets/squid cooked in garlic and herbs and accompanied by ratatouille, perfumed rice and a mixed salad.
Colombelle 'La Belle Vie' fresh and fruity and the perfect wine choice for the occasion.

Creme brulée and a coffee to finish off - merveilleux!