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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #30 on: 29 November 2017, 10:21:49 PM »
great pics -- corfu looks like the leaning tower of town !!!!
( but beautiful !! )
Probably the way the boat was leaning at the time Nyt.

Chambery in Savoie looks amazing.  We love the small towns in France where you get the fab atmosphere and food.  They are so real.  We love just wondering around them.

Silver springs is so pretty!




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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #31 on: 29 November 2017, 11:33:11 PM »
Never 'done' any of the Jura or the Savoie - a seriously long drive from a more gentle landscape if we don't want to spend a reasonable chunk of holiday there, and as things stand not 'all of us' do!  LOL
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #32 on: 30 November 2017, 12:54:11 AM »
I was there for a conference at the University of Savoie, admittedly it is a bit out of the way otherwise! But fascinating place. The Savoie region used to also encompass part of Italy, and in particular the city of Turin. The road between Chambéry and Turin was one of the only paths through the Alps - the one that Hannibal took! So the "shroud of Turin" actually originally reposed in Chambéry and wasn't moved to Turin until later. There's a replica shroud in the Chambéry sainte-chappelle (which we saw). Savoie and the Dukes of Savoy played a key role in the formation of Italy as a country, too. Also the home where Jacques Rousseau spent most of his adult life is in Chambéry (which we didn't see).

And of course the food is not to be missed.
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #33 on: 30 November 2017, 09:45:43 AM »
great pics Nyt !!!
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #34 on: 30 November 2017, 10:09:24 AM »
Wondering what sort of food is “typical”of Savoie?



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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #35 on: 30 November 2017, 12:32:15 PM »
According to Wikipedia: from the close relationship with Italy, pasta and polenta are traditional, as are a variety of spices (Savoie having once had the monopoly on east-west trade across the Alps). Lots of dishes based around potatoes and cheese, as well as nuts and dried fruits (raisins, apricots, etc.)

Can attest to the potatoes and cheese; we had tartiflette at a local restaurant and it was to die for! Similar to potatoes au gratin but there was bacon involved and they use a whole round of reblochon cheese, cut in half and placed cut-side down over the top of the dish so it melts and your dish is topped with the rind. Well worth the bolus! They also had a fantastic pesto, walnut and goat cheese pizza.
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"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #36 on: 30 November 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
Oh I sometimes make Tartiflette from a magazine recipe  http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/chicken-tartiflette/  which includes chicken and spinach.  It is absolutely delicious!  Real comfort food!
Patti


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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #37 on: 30 November 2017, 02:46:36 PM »
Places like Intermarche sell it on the 'Traiteur' counter where various prepared cooked dishes can be bought 'loose' by weight.  We usually treat ourselves to some Paupiettes de Veau, getting more expensive every time we go.  The sauce they are in (tomato with disintegrated shallots and mushroom (possibly chanterelle) pieces) is fab.
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #38 on: 01 December 2017, 12:22:54 AM »
I promise not to overload this topic with travel pics but must post these in response to Patti's mention of heffalumps. Because I do not know how to post a video direct here these are youtube links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3RtY5rlFoQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAWdYiOKjXA

When I posted the first one on FB back in May I added the following comment.

As a traveller there are always times of questioning “is it worth it?” Times like 26 hours of sleepless flights and jetlag, or the night in an unheated train when I can see my breath and my toes are freezing, or when the bus driver takes off early and I fall backwards and feel like I broke a rib (hurts like hell but I don't think it's broken). (PS. When I got home I found it was, but it has healed well).

But then come the moments when, after a boring and bone-shaking hour in the game drive vehicle suddenly the lioness is in the middle of the road and her cubs follow soon after. Or a mighty herd of elephants takes nearly an hour to cross our path. Or experiencing the awesome majestic thunder of Victoria Falls while getting soaked to the skin in its mist. Or lazily, blissfully, cruising slowly along the mighty Zambezi, occasionally interrupted by hippos and water birds, drinking included wines until sunset.

Then I stop questioning. Bliss.
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #39 on: 01 December 2017, 08:29:43 AM »
Of course, Victoria Falls.. I forgot to mention how magnificent they are.  The description goes far beyond my power with words. 
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Re: holiday pics
« Reply #40 on: 01 December 2017, 01:16:20 PM »
How fab seeing the elephants!  Of course the lions are a fantastic sight - all wimmin LOL - but how tedious Just flippin lying there !  99 times out of 100 that's the same as what they do in the UK safari parks too!  Perhaps the tarmac was warmer than the surroundings, cos they seem to like warm places to relax on?

Fancy it being anything unusual seeing your breath and your feet being cold ... LOL
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4