January-March 2017

January-March 2017
January-March 2017
January-March 2017

As often happens, high winds and some heavy rain started the year. A proposed Winter Walk and lunch with a walking group was cancelled in January because of 120km/h winds, but it finally took place in much calmer weather in February with 14 walkers, and over 20 sitting down to lunch after drinks in the February sunshine.
Clearing the bushes to prevent fire takes time and is best done in cold weather when the animals are asleep and before the flowers bloom. I clear another couple of hundred square metres – no easy task with a heavy brushcutter on a steep slope. At least we end up with lots of free firewood. Maintenance and redecoration are also undertaken, along with a major project building a shed behind the house with a store and workshop but we still manage to get away for a day's cross country skiing in Font Romeu, a two hour drive from the house.
Bookings for 2017 start to come in in November 2016, and by the end of February bookings are just about full for the summer months. We have one weekend booking in March,as the white storks and cranes start to appear. We take a few days away in Cadaques (deserted in February - how different from the Summer crowds) and we are under way for another season.