We live on the edge of the Vexin National Park, which is great, the countryside is splendid and there's lots of country paths and and hiking trails within walking distance of our house.
With Alexis away till Friday 6th April, Marie-Kate and I are getting to have some quality time together, just the two of us. She loved it, up here above our little village and cycled more than she she'd ever did before, six kilometers is less than an hour.
You can see La Defense from up here (not on photo) but as there was quite a lot of air pollution yesterday over l'Ile de France and didn't think it was worth taking a photo with my mobile phone, so instead this is a shot of a freshly ploughed field taken by Marie-Kate. I think up here they plant a lot of sweetcorn, but we'll see over the next couple of weeks.
Oh yes, Marie-Kate made a new friend, quite a big one, and yes she was a little scared to stroke him. Today, Wednesday, she wants to go back, this time with two apples, one for her and the other for the horse. We'll go, because the weather going to be amazing again and it's not going to stay like this forever, so let's make the most of it and try and cycle ten kilometers, she'll sleep like a log after that.