Sunday, December 31, 2017


A few more Christmas pictures, the Winter view from Tamsin and Fabrices new home ! Rufus, Eli, Maddy, Tristan and Matheo, together all looking at the camera, when might this happen next !?

Grandparents full approval.

We had of course to take a trip to Lake Annecy.

And see the town.

Take a few snaps and eat a Banana Nutella Crep !

Carousal time.

Our Noel Chefs

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

more sliding.

It was a warm heavy snow this day, in Contamines-Montjoie we needed to get just a bit higher to prevent the snow sticking, but it was fun regardless, just had to keep sliding to prevent melt stick. Dad gave it a shot too.

Its a pretty collection of groomed circuits to skate ski around.

Tamsin and Matheo in front of the Eglise de notre Dame de la Gorge.

Different day indoors for some Ice Skating.

Heidi performed! showing off some wine fueled rusty, but impressive moves :) great entertainment.

Matheo inspired too. (not wine fueled though)

This was the coldest day by far and only Fabrice and I were keen to go out. I rented a long board this day, which turned out to be a mistake, the powder was too deep to get into on the unfamiliar slopes, especially since is was white out on and off. We made it over to Taverne de Belleville fingers crossed weather would not shut down the lifts while we were on the far side of the mountain range. That would be quite a retrieve !

Sunday, December 24, 2017

skiing megeve

Somehow we managed to get up early and organised for a half day skiing on Christmas eve. It was some time ago now but I remember the snow being a wonderful consistency that day.

The slopes were deserted initially, what a treat.Mont d'Arbois is where we mostly toured.

Spectactular views of Mont Blanc

Smiles all around.

This was Matheo's favourite run, He tore it up and wore himself out!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

St Gervais

We made it :) From Tamsins its a nice walk into Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, although it does take a little while.

Beautiful views along the way.

Time for some sledding in Passy with the family now though.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Dijon like the mustard

Why Dijon ? well it was about half way along the remaining leg to Tamsins place in the Alps. It is also a nice town to visit, and Tamsin had booked us into a nice historic hotel, where we enjoyed some wine and an open fire place.

Next morning we did a quite town walk. The architectures change with the historical period constructed in. Dijon is known for a few mosaic style roofs.

And of course mustard ! Plenty of choice there ;)


The Christmas market was in full swing, with all the great things France does so well. The herbs smelt amazing.

and so many Cheeses.