sunrise over the alps

Jo decided to treat us to a night in one of the mountain refuges near la Plagne, so we headed off to the Refuge de Mont Jovet (2348m) just below the summit of Mont Jovet. We crossed up through the high meadows (alpages) where alpine cows were grazing, producing milk for the local cheese co-operative […]

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le tour de france

There was a whole lot of More Living, Less Ironing going on at this year’s dramatic Tour de France. The night before the peleton came up to Alpe d’Huez for the stage finish on the last mountain climb of this year’s Tour, Jo and I joined the masses in painting on the road. It was […]

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wild swimming

With the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in Savoie in France we’ve been making the most of the opportunities for wild swimming. The scenery has been to stunning and the water far too inviting for us to keep out of it. We were swimming in Lake Annecy at the weekend, firstly near the city itself, […]

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chasing marmots, living dreams

I got out of bed at 6.45am this morning to go for a run. I’ve been struggling for a bit of motivation recently, so decided against my norm and took my Blackberry so I could listen to Count Arthur Strong. Thankfully his tongue-twisted humour helped me power up the initial, serious climb of nearly 200metres […]

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