lundi 24 novembre 2008

Armand's first birthday

Here are 2 pics of last WE, spent in Strasbourg. The them was my nephew first birthday, and as you can see, we had a lot of food... As always when I visit my sister in Alsace... Yes, I know, I'll become fat one day... The problem is that we are coming back there next WE, for a concert from a NZ band, the Fat Freddy's drop... Anyway, Armand is still a very fit boy, full of energy to do stupidities!

We went to a Christmas market the following day, in Hageunau north of Strasbourg. Was fun but bitterly cold, we had to drink some mulled wine to saty warm, hehe... It was really feeling like Cristmas, was sweet :)

PS: the pics are from Sebastien, my brother in law

dimanche 16 novembre 2008

Climbing fest at the Porte de Murat wall

Last Saturday, I discovered that the indoor climbing wall I'm going to was the first one of its kind in Switzerland... Interesting, isn't it? The wall has been built in a medieval tower in 1958, the 50th anniversary was celebrated yesterday: plenty of kids discovered rope climbing, there was a fun bouldering contest*, where I sucked... All this ended by a conference by Arnaud Petit and Stephanie Bodet**, 2 former rock climbing world champions who are currently traveling the world to climb... Lucky bastard...

Oh yeah, and the snow was good on Sunday!

* I was one of the 2 oldest there... It's depressing, eh?
** Who I found her very cute,
on a personal note ...

mardi 11 novembre 2008

Partying WE with my friends from the St-Etienne school, in Allier

OK, last week end was a rather tough one for me, catching back with (many) friends from St-Etienne! It was a great WE, with a lot of good food, and (way too much) good drinks... They are still fit on alcohol and talking shit, I tell you! Got pretty tired actually... Luckily, the pretty and quiet surroundings were a perfect place for recovery walks!

As physically, it was mentally tough as well, with these many children around, I felt like I missed something... Am I old already??? Look at this friendly goat, laughing at me...

mardi 4 novembre 2008

Merci beaucoup!

I got my NZ farewell gift by post last week, many thanks to all of you guys for it! Special thanks for Travis who packaged it well so it didn't get broken... The most dangerous part was me handling it...

The pics are from Donn, who spent 2 days in Fribourg for a workshop... We had the time to do a bit of climbing together, to drink a few beers, and to find a new utility for an ice screw... (please no dirty comments on that last sentence!)

Oh yeah, and it snowed last week, with 10 cms at my front door, yipeeeeeeeeeeee!