03 January 2010

skiing in astún, spain








The bad news is that we couldn´t ski because it rained the entire time.
The good news is that we got to hang out in France. (Mostly in Pau, and other smaller towns- which I can´t remember the names to.)
That, and I am now the reigning Parcheesi champion of the world...

¡Dos besos!

49 comments:

liza said...

Oh, how beautiful! So sorry you couldn't ski. But it sounds like it was still good family time! Happy New Year, Jane!

ladybug-zen said...

skiing or not it looks like it was a beautiful time! lovely photos!
feliz ano nuevo!

ticklishfromadistance said...

It looks beautiful either way. I am now the gin and Yahtzee champ so lets take on the world. Yes?

RNSANE said...

It looks like a lovely area - I think I was actually there many years ago! Hopefully, you'll get another chance to ski before the season ends.

Kari said...

sorry that you couldn't go skiing.
the photo's are great - love the bread and the champagne bottles.

Kamana said...

there's always a good that follows the bad.

likeschocolate said...

Sorry you didn't get to go skiing, but it sounds like you had fun anyways.

KathyA said...

You go Girl!!! Some day I'll have to challenge you to a Scrabble game!

Theresa said...

You rock

Joanna Jenkins said...

It looks like a great non-rainy day.
jj

alexandria said...

I love seeing rooftops from anywhere and that bread was so cute...3 in a row all ready to go.

Emma said...

even under the rain... your picture are great and reminds me the song
Douce France ...Beau pays de mon Enfance... (de Charles Trenet) especially the Baguette with the little note under... love it!
Thanks for the visit ;-)
Emma from San Francisco

Elizabeth said...

I wish I could play you in Parcheesi - a game that I ALWAYS, ALWAYS won when I was a girl! I always played the purple piece.

Cobalt Violet said...

Bummer about the skiing but it looks like you did the whole lemons into lemonade thing! Nice photos... enchanting! How was the food?

Sammi said...

Sorry you didn't get to ski, but the photos look awesome.

Happy New Year, Jane!

sinnlighet said...

Lovely photos, me like like like! Sorry about the skiing!

Agneta, the swedish one o;)

Di said...

It looks like a lovely town! pity about the snow. No snow there because it's all here in Scotland! Come on over, we're sinking in the stuff!

Kaylovesvintage said...

ooh ..the bread looks so yummy

laméditerraine said...

My friends went there last winter to skii too.
I love the Pyrenees, and the French part is awesome.
Big besos!!

Eternally Distracted said...

The pictures look fabulous, despite the lack of rain. Happy New Year to you

Daan said...

Happy 2010 to you, dear!

and no skiing that's sad but it looks like France made it up with you!

Anonymous said...

guess who is so jealous!! Quel damage por moi!

McGillicutty said...

Oh I love the bread!!! shame about the snow, better luck next time.
Hugs xxx

Mlle Paradis said...

I love the bread too! Sorry for the lack of snow. But it looks like a nice little adventure. I love your pictures (and post Christmas poem!) of the last week. I've been away too so missed your post about the cards. I'm so thrilled to have been one of the lucky few. If it's not too much trouble you can email me at

passagesparadis@hotmail.com

and I'll send you my details. Look forward to following your further adventures in Decade 2 in Spain!!!!! Bisous, Mlle P

Bichos da Matos said...

Oh, it looks like a nice spot! Have a good week:)

Purple Flowers said...

Glad you had a great time. The photos are wonderful!

Kristin said...

Wow, what GORGEOUS photos!!

RosaMaría said...

what a lovely town! have great ime at france!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

happy two-o-one-o to u! i hope i will not forget the wednesdays anymore, it seems they regularly dissapear out of my week's routine! besos from ireland eliane

aimee said...

skiing down a wet muddy hill would not be fun for you, but i think it would be entertaining to watch! hoping here to move up to parcheesi soon, but we're still stuck in the age range of crazy eights, trouble and go fish. and i'm getting my tush smoked every time. maybe it IS time to move on!

ibb said...

Lovely no skiing photos!

Reyes said...

Happy new year! It was not so cold in Rioja after all (to my husband's disappointment, no skiing in Ezcaray either). I'm back to the internet-connected world, my e.mail is reyesrobledof@yahoo.com - I've been telling everyone about your lovely gift! I'm so happy!!!!
Besos,

Ma life à moi said...

Your pictures are so great!

Happy 2010 to you Jane!

isabelle said...

my mother in law lives in Pau ... this part of France is beautiful

Joyce said...

It is too bad you couldn't ski, but at least you could enjoy the "spirit" in the bottle and family time! xo

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Bad and good - et pretty pictures - !!! See you next year in the "baie de Somme" !!!!

MODsquad said...

Another town we MUST visit thanks to your stellar eye!

lovepics said...

even without snow and under the rain, this place looks beautiful!
happy 2010, jane!

Cabrizette said...

Sorry for the ski... but Pau is a small beautiful town !! I wish you a very beautiful year 2010 !!! Bises

janis said...

Tasty bread and nice architecture - that's all I'd need!

Happy new week Jane, xo

kristina - no penny for them said...

oh, i'm sorry to hear the weather didn't behave... hope you had a good time anyway.

kim said...

too bad about skiing! maybe water skiing ???

kim said...

is that bread unique to that area or all the spanish breads pointy like that?

Guusje said...

Bliss, what a good life!

Happy new Year, my friend, have a great one!!!!

Dorit said...

Looks so nice! And I wonder about the name, in our nordic language "tún" means garden or forecourt, and the old nordic gods were called Asir, so the name sounds like the Garden of Gods to me :) ... makes sense for such a beautiful place :)

Des said...

This looks like such a cool town.

MUS said...

love the 3th one. can smell the fresh baked bread :)

btw hope you all get well soon. take care.

AzureChina said...

LOVE THESE PHOTOS!

5orangepotatoes said...

Holy moly!!! You make Ohio feel a little on the drab side Jane. ;)

lisa

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