Saturday, December 04, 2010


I know what you're thinking. Espelette? Like the pepper? Yes, just like! (Okay, maybe you don't know those peppers. That's okay.) But in this case I'm actually talking about a Beagle puppy.

In Aix-en-Provence, we stayed at a B&B called Villa Valbelle. The owners have a puppy whose name is Espelette (actually, by now, I suppose she's not a puppy anymore). She was adorable, and she was thrilled to have guests who were happy to play with her!

Before we left, I went looking for her, so I could take a few photos. When I spotted her, she was at the other end of the property. So I called to her, and she came running.

What a face!

The puppy at rest

Espelette having a word with someone

Before we leave Villa Valbelle, I have one more photo. We went out for some great food in Aix, but we also decided to hit a local market and have a more modest couple of meals. Here's a shot of some of the food...

It was simple stuff, but the tomato and that salad were fabulous. The bread, from the boulangerie next door to the market where we bought the other food, was wonderful!


Greg said...

Espelette looks like a charmer.

Jess said...

She certainly charmed us, Greg! Even when we were playing with one of her toys and she demonstrated that the proper response to my playing keep-away with the toy was to bite a hole in my pants leg with her razor-sharp puppy teeth, I couldn't be mad. She was adorable and really very sweet!