Les WeightWatchers

Weightwatchers in France is an interesting thing to do. It’s not as hugely popular here as it is in the UK, and I don’t think there are any competitor diet clubs (I’ve seen no Slimmers World or Rosemary Conley), and it is much more expensive than in the UK (38 Euros/month rather than 18 quid/month […]

Commuting

This view is about 20 mins into my bike to work. I love the way the mountains shift behind the buildings, perspective changing and somehow managing to make the boring boxy foreground stuff look interesting. There’s been snow on those for about four weeks now.

Panoramix, again

It was a glorious evening yesterday, but I didn’t make it up the big hill before dark. I thought I’d give the panorama an attempt anyway.

Another guest post – vitae researcher blogs

VITAE (a UK organisation to support researchers) recently advertised for paid blogger positions on their career development blogs. I wasn’t successful in my application, as I couldn’t make it to their training day in London, what with me living in France and all. But they said they’d publish the submission from my application and it’s […]

On dancing a bit and thinking too much

I’ve taken up dance lessons – partly because I enjoy dancing, partly because I know I’m not very good at it and lessons will help, and partly because it’s something sociable that gets me out of the flat and doing some exercise. I’ve been to six or seven lessons now and am beginning to be […]

Hydroelectricity

My favourite one-and-a-half hour bike ride goes out along the Drac, past the confluence with the Isère, across the dam, then back along the Isère. Here are two panoramas from the barrage – the first in early summer (June, I think), and the second today: Click for bigger versions if you want a bit more […]