We arrived at the first "new age" for me as I left Brussel around 2014 for... well you know, some place in France called Ariège.
Ariège, it's the Pyrenee.
My first stop was about visiting my future new home, I will share with my best friend, Jaf
|It was 'of course' an excuse to test the breyer shooting potential of the place 0:)|
But the real fact, it was -I swear- my first hiking in the Pyrennee. My camera wasn't that good, but he was in fact real close.
(For the little story, when I was a child, my father used to pay for the reintroducing of the bears in the Pyrenees with my family allowances. It drives my mother mad, but it pays... at last. This bear is sort of my half brother you know.)
The rest of the trip was much common, filled with...
I had, three important things to move in prior, my horse (of course) that goes directly to Ariège with Jaf for the summer and the year to come.
|Sweetie that said goodbye to the Belgian ground|
|the VAN in my street before picking the horses!|
|Darjeeling & Lady Gray|
We stopped our trip in the Jura, for the cats to have a break at...
|Clémentine's location (that time)|
|This kind of sport!|
So, once the horse well arrived in the Pyrenneans fields...
My wander continued. I had nothing to do anywhere, so I began a french trip, visiting my friends...
Starting in Brittany to visit my dear friend Sophie, nicknamed Riri (as I'm Ruru).
Riri is one of my way before modelhorse hobby internet friend, years ago we used to met around 3/4 times a years (rotating one time in Lille, one time in Brussels, one time in Rennes and one time in Paris) with our geek team...
We started collect licenced game or comics/manga characters figures together, it was the "great times".
|If I remember well, this picture was taken around 2008|
(Paris, Lille, Brussels, Rennes)
|and this one is current of my 2014 trip!|
Filled with mini size carriages,
traditionnal size carriages (I wanted those so bad),
Real carriages and horses...
A really great expo!
But it was not the most exciting about this trip, oh no... we left Rennes for Nantes, a couple of days, and do you know who lives in Nantes?Some of my hobby friends of course!!
|And that's how I met Aurélia (Alizarine) and Mélanie (Orcanie's Stables)|
Aurélia (Alizarine) is one of the most particular hobbyist in our French community, she's interrested in taxidermy and osteology and she knows everything about the little plastic horsies.
Mélanie (Orcanie's Stables) host one of the largest and ambitious collection in our French community. She's well know as a pioneer and she's the one who makes me discover the whole thing!
We did a lot of things together, including...
|visiting botanic gardens|
|toast with a cappuccino and a cocktail|
|visiting a Samouraï themed expo|
Then we ate together at the Duc's of Britanny castle...
And I stole this beautiful carriage set at Mélanie's house :)
Then we go back to Rennes, but I'm really, really happy to have seen you girls.
So after such a lot of adventures, it was time for me to go back "home" in Ariège, where a lot of things happened as you must imagine...