He was so despondent that I told him I’d paint the surviving dog for him as soon a possible.
So I took a photograph and here it is.
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The catalogue's just out.
|Team photo at a safe sex product advertisement.|
|Late night cabaret in Poudenas.|
|Preparing the best meal of the week.|
|Too many cooks - or too much wine?|
|Picnic at Larressingle.|
|Learning about grapes and what to make with them.|
|Picnic at Lectoure|
|Learning how to taste Armagnac and Floc.|
|Team shot in Nerac.|
|Group art session in the open air. Ray believes he's the only teacher in the world who was never given an apple.|
|When in doubt go somewhere to taste wine.|
|The last word. |
And that's all folks - until next time.
|The Selbys - including John from Australia - hard at work in Fources.|
|And this is what they did.|
|Artist and photographer|
|Three lady painters at Fources. |
The men were probably talking about cars, computers and football over a beer in Mézin.
(Lynne says this is a very sexist comment,
but I'm leaving it in.)
|I told you everyone - yes EVERYONE - can learn to paint and draw, and to prove it, this is Jack, my grandson, painting in my studio. We've made sure we won't get into any trouble over paint stained clothing or washing bills.|
|Beckham effigy hanged outside pub in 1998|
|Not the best weather for crossing the Pyrenees...|
|...but off we set anyway.|
|Once over the top, it's a long, steep walk down...|
|...through a beautiful beech forest.|
|The church at Roncesvalles|
|St Jean Pied de Port - just before our dinner where we filled up with red wine to help us up the Pyrenees|
|Friday 13. We'd all overlooked the date...|
|...and this is what we saw ahead of us.|
|Three guys practicing to be back seat drivers.|
|Always time to smell the roses - well, the wild spring flowers, anyway. They're everywhere.|
|THE BIG THINK|
Well, we've been walking a bit and eating and drinking a lot.
So now it's time to THINK - about the big one: Friday's climb from St Jean Pied de Port up the Pyrenees to the Spanish border at Roncesvalles.
So here we are thinking.
PS A few glasses of wine at lunchtime always help the thinking process.
|Here we've arrived at somewhere where we're staying the night - but it's a name that's obviously Basque and much too hard for me to spell. But let's have a drink anyway.|
|Medieval cathedral and pollarded trees|
|Picnic in Pimbo|
|Here we are with Marianne, symbol of France, on the monument aux morts in Mézin|
|Ca y est - outside the Cathedral in Eauze|
|Official marker in Mézin directing pilgrims to Compostela|
|Outside St Jean-Baptiste in Mézin|
|Heading out of town down rue du Paridis towards the Porte Anglaise |
(the village gate where the English were expelled in the middle ages)
|Arriving in Fources|
|Fources from the air (we arrived in foot)|
|The end of Day 1 of our walk - waiting for dinner at a duck farm near Montreal|