One afternoon, we all rode over to Aste, the next village up the valley, for its Carrot Festival. It has to be said that it wasn't quite as exciting as we'd expected and we didn't see any real carrots. Mike had a go in the carrot-throwing competition and won a lolly for Sophie, but we decided not to stay for the rabbit race.
Mum, Mike, Sophie and I left Patrick at home working one day to go on a trip to Lourdes, which is about 20 minutes away. It was very interesting to visit - amazingly busy - but definitely not a place you'd want to live.
We went out for a daytrip with Sarah and Dave as well, this time to Tarbes (20 minutes north). It was the first time I'd really spent much time there, and we found a nice park to wander around, with some beautiful peacocks.