Tag Archives: mountains

Who’d go hiking in the northern Alps?

As far as tourism in the French Alps goes, the north wins the battle hands down. Everybody goes there. And that suits me just fine. Because unlike the more famous regions in higher parts of the Alps, Le Queyras, hidden in … Continue reading

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Just before the storm

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Sheep by night

The days are already a lot shorter and now when we bring the sheep back down to the barn at 8pm it is almost dusk. It’s very dusty, very hot and the sheep, like us want to get home as … Continue reading

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The problem with hiking

I love hiking, but when we go walking in the mountains it’s usually a fairly solitary experience. The day I managed to get this shot of my husband, I was quite pleased with myself. I don’t usually manage to get … Continue reading

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Anyone for a swim?

I apologise for the title of this post if it’s a bit misleading. Because even on the hottest days, I never get any further than dipping my feet into most of these lakes. I’d love to swim, but the problem … Continue reading

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Sunday mornings

The sheep head off into the mountains behind the farm nearly every morning. But on Sundays they graze in pastures next to our house So I have the pleasure of waking up to the gentle sound of bells…. And that … Continue reading

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My other life

By day, I’m an office manager. By night… …when no-one else is around to do it, I pick up my shepherd’s crook and do my best to bring this lot back to the sheep barn. My first difficulty is actually finding … Continue reading

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