The Inter - Season at Chez Passet...

 

The last of our summer guests checked out of Chez Passet at the end of October so it’s time to enter into the “Inter – Season”. The “Inter – Season” for me is the time to relax and take stock of the past 6 months – lie in, read a book, go for a long lunch and not worry too much (I’m working on it!!).

I’ve been enjoying the wonderful fall riding, catching up on the never ending chores (and of course starting new ones) and tidying up after a great season. Lot’s of highlights to remember, the most memorable are the ones with all the laughter and happy faces sitting around the dinner table – haven’t laughed that much in a while. 

Last weekend saw the Fête de Lézignan take place (the villagers were all out in their Sunday best downing Pastis & Whiskey at lunch) which was a blast although I can’t say too much about their music (and some people think Country & Western is rough?!) – see video for the clip. The headaches we’re plenty to see the next day (I was taking it easy so not too bad) and we met some interesting characters – they already knew of “Les Canadiens” and were very welcoming (already waiting for next year’s Fête).

Di has started to enter into her workshop, which is nice to see, as I know that this is her way to “Chill out”. Soon there will be new furniture in the house or the things that were beginning to fall apart will now be given a new lease on life – nothing like making something yourself…

Frankie is becoming bigger, she now can jump up on the couch so now nothing is safe… she’s a barrel of fun and I’m enjoying the evening walks and the locals think she is      "très mignonne” – works for me!!

Hoping for another month of good weather as I’m not yet finished with the biking and there’s snow on the higher mountains, which means that winter, is around the corner. We’ve purchased season passes to the local ski hill (love the prices) so it will fun to check out the Pyrénées in winter and explore the area – should be a lot different from the North American slopes…

Sunday club rides have become more social, 20+ riders come out to keep their form over the winter, the routes are taking in the rolling hills around the area and I’m finding more and more new places that never new existed…

So far, loving the “Inter – Season”…