The Mignaval Photo Blog
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Photo | Our house in early spring sunshine
These photos are a reminder of our journeys and holidays during the year plus many ‘everyday’ photos of our daily life.

Other years are linked from the
Index page.
January 2017
January 2017 at Mignaval
Two weeks skiing at Val Thorens
First time using the snow blower

February 2017
February 2017 at Mignaval
Helping Roland clear the communal land
Beautiful winter weather - Tee shirts 18 feb
A look back at the Vendée Globe
  Armel le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson
  Return of Hugo Boss to Gosport

March 2017
March 2017 at Mignaval
Skiing at Tignes with Rachel

April 2017
April 2017 at Mignaval
Daffodils in the Ance Valley
Orchids and Sydney’s Donkeys!
Daffodil walk at col des Pradeaux

May 2017
May 2017 at Mignaval
Visiting Rachel
  Ancient Bluebell Wood
  Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
  About the Aspinnal Foundation
Visiting Andrew, Louise, Patrick and Jude
  Patrick’s photos
  A family walk at Spithead

June 2017
June 2017 at Mignaval
Critérium du Dauphiné at Arlanc
Flowers in our garden
Holiday at Vallorcine, Chamonix
  Chalet de Loriaz
  Argentière Glacier viewpoint
  The Bearded Vulture One flew past us less than 100 metres away
  Grand Balcon Nord above Chamonix
  l'Aiguillette des Posettes
  Classic views of le Mont Blanc
  This weeks Lunch Spots!!
  Visit to Annecy on the way home

July 2017
July 2017 at Mignaval
Swallowtail Butterfly
Les Copains-Cyfac cycle event - more than 2600 cyclists took part, including our neighbour Maxime
  Les Copains-Cyfac at St Martin des Olmes
  Read about Les Copains
Fraser and Barbara’s visit
  Local photos including 14 July fireworks
  A walk from col des Pradeaux
  Le Puy de Dôme
  Col des Supeyres and Jasserie du Coq Noir
Le Tour de France at col de Payra Taillade
  The race
  Read more in the Guardian

August 2017
August 2017 at Mignaval
Butterflies on the buddleia
Denise - 40 years at Mignaval
More Swallowtail butterfly photos plus a Swallowtail caterpillar we found on our carrot plants!!
Fourmofolies - when Ambert is closed to traffic and given over to the annual celebration of local cheese, horses and cattle
  Horses and cattle
Neil’s visit
  Ambert market, Coq Noir and col des Pradeaux
  Vallée de Chaudefour
  Neil and Maxime VTT noir!!
  Lac d’Aubusson

September 2017
September 2017 at Mignaval
Liz and Rachel’s holiday on Ibiza
Praying Mantis in our garden
Lunch at Besse and an autumn walk at lac Pavin

October 2017
October 2017 at Mignaval
Installing owl nesting boxes
Installing three more owl nesting boxes

November 2017
November 2017 at Mignaval

December 2017
December 2017 at Mignaval
Early season skiing at Chalmazel
Hever Castle - childhood home of Anne Boleyn