Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Scavenging in February

Hi everyone and hope you are all well.

This post is the first in a while, as we have had a bit of a nightmare of a month. We have ended up with a real shock to our systems which has left us not quite sure which way to turn. We'll pull through but we just can't quite see which way to set off.

And yet, I have still more or less had a decent go at the scavenger hunt. It has been a good distraction / sense of purpose / productive activity / way to waste time this month so I have even more reasons to thank Kathy. Here are my (slightly snowy themed) lot...

A french market with all of the right levels of cheesiness.

A vinyl records shop on St Benedicts in Norwich. I was originally trying to be arty with a black and white shot of the zebra crossing and then spotted the shop in the background.

The big welcome on the door of our ski chalet.
Lots of hearts and a big roaring fire inside!

I really struggled to get a photo of cupid anywhere and by the time we got back to England Valentines was well and truly over.
So this is what Cupid delivered to Tim this year - we called it the heart tart :-)

In the sky
This is the view from our chalet down into the valley, with cloud at eye level. From home and even more from the ski lifts, if always feels like you are higher than the sky.

Black and white
I ditched the zebra crossing when I spotted this.
Classic Norfolk flint work on one of Norwich's many churches.

 (minus) 5
This is how many clothes are needed when it is proper chilly.

Leap year
The lamest of the lot. This is what a free day of TV looks like:

This is the little road train that runs skiers from one side of the village to the other.
We've never needed to use it but lots of people do.

This is how the slopes look before half term...

...and then when the schools break up.

We stay in a little hamlet attached to the main ski resort, which is really trying to build a little community to keep it's lift connections open and well used. They have started running a weekly vin chaud night which the locals seem to love and turn out to in force. We went twice and loved it both times.


  1. The tart looks delicious and I really like all the photos of the ski resort, such a lovely blue sky against the whiteness of the snow.

  2. Enjoyed your photos but I especially liked the train.

  3. Mmm, loving the look of the heart tart!

  4. Lovely photos, it looks like you had a great time! The view in your previous post is gorgeous. Hope you soon find the right way to leave your nightmare month behind.

  5. Cupid seems to have foxed a few of us this time! Like the empty and crowded shots.
    Hope all settles down for you soon.
    Lisa x

  6. Like the French market and the sky photos. Hope March is better for you!

  7. nice photos, you did much better than I managed! love that heart tart - looks delicious! And I really love the back and white flints. Wishing you better things next month xx

  8. Oh that love heart tart looks so good, yum.

  9. Great photos! Love all your ski resort ones. The heart tart looks very tasty. Hope March is a better month for you:)

  10. Lovely photos - they've made me feel quite chilly!

  11. I love the train and suspect my girlies would too! the snowy pics are lovely too

  12. Just wonderful photos! I hope you overcome the dilemma easier than at first thought.