Over the last two weeks we have had temperatures of up to 32 degrees paired with a lot of humidity and no breeze at all. It is quite normal, July is always like this, but when it happens it always seems worse than last year.
You begin to dream of swimming pools, cold drinks and ice creams, not to mention the sea, a walk in the woods or a day trip to the mountains.
So there we have it, a day in the mountains, Bonneval-sur-Arc to be precise. Located 27 kms from Val-d'Isère in France, a bit of glacier skiing going on above us, beautiful views and more than anything, cool, fresh, thin AIR!
Whilst someone was tiring himself out with a long bike ride I had a couple of hours sightseeing and took lots of photographs of the lovely village (and quite a few flowers).
There was a small market selling local cheeses and cured meats and as always in this part of France, stalls selling every immaginable type of dried fruit and boiled sweets.
I bought a bit of everything like only a serious tourist does and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I took about 100 photographs of flowers and my favourite purchase was some lovely flower shaped violet flavoured boiled sweets!
At the end of the day, tired and above all COOL we returned to Turin.