Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cargo @ Christmas

My friend Cargo from Toronto sent me his picture for Christmas. I have never met Cargo but I know him from Alanea and Dave talking about him, he is a special boy with a lot of responsibility. He is bigger than me and Oscar too . I knew Oscar in Toronto but he now lives in England and Dave said someday we will see each other again.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

As this is my Blog I have the awesome responsibility and pleasure of wishing all of my loyal followers and friends a very Merry Christmas. Dave got me this lovely hat that Alanea says makes me look cute. I am not so sure about the cute referrence but if I can scam an extra cookie or 2 and sleep half of the night with Alanea in her bed by looking cute so be it.

We have had a good year. Alanea has been working hard, Dave is riding strong and travelled to Canada in August. Alanea went to Canada in November and I stayed here all year because I have an International Pet Passport. They both play golf which is a "pain in the ass" because I have to stay home alone.

Dave was granted French residency yesterday but was fined 220 Euros for being illegal for a year.

My world is good. So is yours if you let it be.

Have a great 2012.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Computrainer and me

Because Dec 18, 2011 was cold in southern France west of Nice (2 degrees celsius) and one of the few Sundays that Dave would not go outside cycling with the ASR Club, I got a ride on the Computrainer. Dave rides the Central Park 9.70 km course. Dave's average watts is 212 over 9.70 km but he is not happy with his Spinscan numbers. We really like it here in France because we (he) can ride outside most of the year but for those crazy windy or cold days the Computrainer is just the thing. Dave likes to ride the Central Park 9.70 km course to test his average wattage output. Follow us by becoming a follower. Note the new mezzanine that Dave built. His new Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL3 is behind us in a nice zippered cover. OH YA lets not forget the Gardin hanging on the wall after all it has completed 4 Ironman Triathlons before I was born.

Friday, December 16, 2011


It is Christmas time again and what would Christmas be without me going for a car ride to Saint-Tropez to see Santa Claus. Well OK that's a stretch but here are some nice pics of the event held at the Boutique des Maitres Vigneron where Alanea and Dave bought 4 X 1o litre boxes of Rose in the summer before Dianne, Bob, Warren and Joanne came to visit. We had a glass of the new Rose and Oysters and Santa gave me a special hat that I can wear on Christmas eve. Before the event Dave and Alanea took me to French class and Francoise the teacher gave me a cookie. I will post more Christmas later.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santons at the fetes

These little figurines are Santons. People collect them and display them at Christmas they are very elegant. They depict life in France and are quite authentic. Dave is impressed with the workmanship and quality Alanea likes the colours and variety of forms and I like going with Dave and Alanea.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas fetes and mal de tetes.

Alanea says that I am a PIA but Dave took me to the Fete de Noel at Chapelle St. Roseline, wine tasting a Chateau Font, lunch at a restaurant (see my picture). At the restaurant I ate some Daube de Sanglier (look it up) and knocked over the Santa Claus behind me (he starting playing music and Alanea said she was embarrassed but laughed). After lunch we went to the Fete de Noel in Roquebrune Sur Argens (see the Santons). I bought Alanea a secret New Years card and she put it in a place where it won't get lost before the 31st. What a place.