Saturday, 6 April 2013

Message from Alsace (updated with photos)

Finally, a properly formatted email from Gail...

Hi Bertie,

Hope you've been having as good as time I've enjoyed in Alsace! OK, I admit that it has been cold here too. Just look at these photos I took a few days ago when we ventured over into the Black Forest in Germany.

At least it was sunny in Colmar.

And I think you would have enjoyed the food. 

But of course the highlight of the trip was meeting Dixie from Sweden, by far the most splendid sight in the picturesque village of Eguisheim. 

Perhaps you might reconsider your opposition to riding in a bicycle basket and join me on next year's Easter trip?

Looking forward to seeing you very soon.



  1. Bertie,

    It looks like you have missed a good trip but I'm sure you will still welcome Gail home with open paws and lots of tail wagging when she returns, especially if she brings you some of that food!


  2. Welcome back Gail and it looks like you had a great trip. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh Bertie - maybe you will head on off with her next year? Looks like a fun time. But coooooooold!

  4. That place looks amazing Gail! You must have worked very hard to bike all the way to Germany! I bet it was worth it in the end, that market looked brilliant and Dixie was very cute! You all look like Tour de France winners in your yellow jerseys! You should definitely persuade Bertie to hop in your basket next time!
    Pippa :)
    P.S. You are missing good weather over here - we've actually had sunny days every day this week! It's still a bit chilly though.

  5. Just look at all that sausage! I'll go next year Bertie if you don't want to go. Yummy! How could you pass that up?

    Lily Belle

  6. Looks like Gail is having a good time. We hope you are having a good time too! Lee and Phod

  7. That looks like one very good holiday :)

  8. There are the pictures! Looks like a wonderful vacation.

  9. Looks like a great time that Gail had. You gotta go next time Bertie. Paw-sonally, I am glad that you are home, I missed you!!


  10. Bertie, we think you better do some training for riding in the bike basket, looks kinda like your are missing out on the fun!

    The Mad Scots

  11. Hi Bertie...OMDs you rec'd a very nice message from Gail...good to know she has not forgotten you MOL MOL MOL. Of course that would never happen.
    She is surely having a fine time in beautiful locations.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  12. What lovely pictures, I can totally see you in a side car with your mum. Have you heard of the Burley tail wagon its supposed to be excellent for dogs to ride in and very comfy

    urban hounds

  13. Dixie's beautiful and what a find. Bet she made you a bit homesick.

    Love the scenery.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. Bertie,
    You might want to try out the bicycle basket next year. Looks like you are missing some grand adventures. You can always wear a disguise if you consider that mode of transportation not fitting for a chap such as yourself.


  15. How beautiful. Mom would love to visit there one day. Bertie where is your bike?
    Benny & Lily

  16. The photos were worth waiting for Gail. That's a lot of snow! Colmar looks nice and Dixie is a sweetie!

  17. Welcome home, Gail!

    Thanks for the re-do on the pictures. All very lovely!

    I loved your old sayings comments today. Thanks!

    Cheers and hugs,


  18. Hurray you are back!! Looks like you had a grand time and managed to keep up with the other cyclists. Hope Bertie is still speaking to you.

  19. If Dixie from Sweden can go and sample sausages then so surely could Bertie from Scotland ? Next year ?

  20. OMD, Bewtie,

    I would soooo go next yeaw if I wewe you...I mean it looked cold, but sheeesh Bewtie, the sun was out and those snausages. Wowza....looks gweat. I hope Gail had a wondewful time and is huwwying home to you wif maybe sum snausages and kisses fwom that wiwy kid
    Smoochie kisses fwom cold, gloomy Boo da Pest

  21. Howdy Bertie, we agree, get that basket out and start practicing your balancing mate. Mum says if you don't want to go next year, she will offer to sit in the basket hehehe. Hope Gail brings you home some treats. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory