2017

photo albums

April 2017 - our house in early morning spring sunshine

2017

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
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
Maxime
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
Ambiance
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
Ambiance
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

Visiting Rachel
Hever Castle - childhood home of Anne Boleyn