On Saturday afternoon the cyclists set out to conquer the mountains. There was a bus trip for the non-cyclists to a clock museum and miellerie (honey making place) but it was a beautiful day so I decided to go for a walk. It was slightly disappointing as I got a bit lost and didn't really go anywhere...but I did find a nice shop where I bought a blouse - so it's not all bad!
The next day the cyclists set off to conquer new heights
I passed these sheep in a tiny hamlet
and then came across this shrine:
(The illustrious and reverend gentleman, the Bishop and Prince of Geneva will always accord indulgences to those who say an Our Father and an Ave Maria in front of this oratory)
Le Cirque du Fer à Cheval which was beautiful
It is a great circle of rock, with cascades all around from the meltwater from the glaciers and snow on the tops. Amazingly beautiful.
Finally we made our way home, pausing at an "aire" (motorway rest stop) to have the usual picnic supper
Bread, charcuterie, crisps, paté, chocolate, wine, melon, cake - and home made flapjack. Which went down very well and I had to explain what it was and how it was made about 20 times! I think I will have to sell the recipe!
This particular time I used a mix of porridge oats, granola and meusli, some ground almonds, and dried cranberries, with a mixture of golden syrup and honey, together with butter and sugar. One of my best versions so far, I think!