Thursday, 15 April 2010

Toulouse - part 4 - meet Edouard!

Hi there! Me again! I promised that I'd introduce you to my new friend. Well, here he is - Edouard! He's a chamois and is native to the Pyrenees.

Edouard (26)

I bumped into him in La Mongie, and he decided to come up the Pic du Midi with us.

Edouard (10)

Don't you just love the dog on the snowmobile behind him?! Edouard went skiiing - here he is taking a break on the piste!

Edouard (12)

He was very excited to go in the cable car, as usually he just scrambles about on the mountain slopes and makes his own way up. Here he is enjoying the view.

Edouard (33)

When we got to the top, Edouard had a look through the viewer to see if he could spot any of his family!

Edouard (35)

It was so sunny at the top, that Edouard decided to do a spot of sunbathing!

Edouard (42)

He looks a bit chilly in this photo - maybe he needs a scarf?!

Edouard (38)

One last view of the cable car before we came back down the mountain.

Edouard (50)

Before you send the men in white coats round, let me explain! I bought Edouard to take back to England to use as a French-speaking resource. Children respond really well speaking a foreign language to a puppet, so I thought it would be fun to buy a puppet whilst I was actually in France. He provided hours of entertainment throughout my stay! (and got me lots of smiles and odd looks too!) He sent my class a postcard from the Pyrenees to introduce himself, went all around Toulouse (imagine all the photos I showed you in my first post, but with Edouard!), went to buy croissants at the local boulangerie, made crepes, travelled on the Metro, bought vegetables at the market, and of course, went to school!! He's done an awful lot in his short life, and I have a feeling that this won't be the last adventure he has!


snoopydog said...

Awww! He's soo cute! What a lovely, lovely thing to think to do. Edouard will be very happy in his new home, I'm sure. I think he does need a scarf though! :) XX

melissa said...

you are just too cute!
edouard is adorable, but i think ros is right - he probably needs a scarf! :)

bellaboo said...

Thanks for popping into my blog and leaving a comment.I have enjoyed reading about your trip to Toulouse,it all looks wonderful!You are very lucky to live in Norfolk..I wish I did! whereabouts are you I wonder?

Bellaboo :0)

Jenny said...

Edouard could almost manage a blog of his own he's so busy. Hope he's settling well in the UK.

Maria said...

what a cutie pie - I smiled and started talking with him - sorry, but it was English - my only language other than Aussie slang that is ☺

Marie-Jolie said...

Many adventures indeed!

knitting said...

oh how cute he is-- and OH HOW LUCKY to be in the midst of such gorgeousness!!! wow!