Switzerland day three

The forecast was for no rain at all today. Hurrah! Slight shock when three painters arrived at the farm and peered in through the bathroom window. We had wondered what the scaffolding outside was for but luckily they immediately masked the window from the outside (it neither has curtains or frosted glass on the inside!) so at least you could feel relaxed cleaning your teeth and doing other essential morning bathroom tasks.

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Such a pretty, almost “film set” like location.

With both children now dressing themselves and brushing their teeth we sped off to Gruyères, looking wonderful in the autumn light. We climbed up to the old castle and took a picture at the exact spot where Malcolm’s mum had been photographed many years ago.  So four generations have now been seen there and no that’s not Malcolm’s mum on the right.

Full of amazing architecture and a really good knocker for my chum Malcolm.

The statue is outside the Giger museum, he was the chap most famous for having designed the alien from the film “Alien” starring Sigourney Weaver.  What a difference a bit of sun makes to the surroundings and indeed your mood.

We nearly ate in the cheese factory restaurant, down below, which even though we got there at 12-20 pm was rammed. We would have to wait for one hour we were told, so we headed back up the hill to the village and found a table in Hotel de la Fleurs de Lys, where we have eaten on many previous occasions. Laurent joining us just in time to order. Excellent food, excellent service; I feel a small review in Trip Advisor coming on!

A grabbed shot with Safi unfortunately slightly soft but a charming picture. So back to the farm and Safi grabbed Mary’s iPad but Zach turned into a carpenter with Laurent and started building a box. A good and happy day. No rows, no tears, nearly November.

Thanks for reading. Mary & Malcolm 🌞🌞🇨🇭🇨🇭👍

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

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