OK, we made it and the weather is just beautiful!
This is the view from our hotel balcony!
Heathrow was just fine and even the security check wasn’t the painful exercise it can be! The one big draw back was that Gordon Ramsey’s gaff, where we always look forward to breakfast was CLOSED, for refurbishment! He never told me, no phone call not even a postcard! So a little down, we ate at another eatery Wagamama (?) which was ok but……..and wandered to the departure gate, where a problem that has occurred before flared up: duplicate passports, don’t ask but it got rectified.
I once stood outside Gordon Ramsey’s, waiting for Mary to gather in water and a daily paper, when three Chaps from Yorkshire gathered round to look at the menu on a board positioned at the entrance. “Bye ‘eck,” retorted one, “his bloody fish and chips have got expensive!” “No yer daft bugger,” replied his chum,” your thinking of Harry Ramsdens! This is Gordon Ramsey’s!” True story.
The flight was one of the least crowded we can remember.
And the view you see is crossing the English coast. I must say the new smaller digital camera seems to be performing pretty well. These views as we came into to land were of a lake, don’t know which one, and also the famous fountain in Lake Geneva.
The hire car check in was really speedy, well done Avis preferred! Keys, documents all waiting for me to turn up. And the bus to take us to the car park was particularly uncluttered by skiers; during the winter it does tend to get a tad overrun with them.
A drive to the hotel and a stop along the lake at ‘Step’ to eat our bagettes.
A really lovely spot, found by complete accident. So there we have it folks, roll on the thunderstorms forecast for Thursday; we plan to enjoy tomorrow in the sun as much as we can. Dinner tonight was excellent and I had the Trout and almonds with natural potatoes i.e. boiled and a salad, which I thought was pretty healthy; until I realised the potatoes were swimming in butter. Gulp. Ah, well can’t win them all, eh? 😜 Gruyeres is beautiful and the sun setting provided some wonderful colours and light and some really good news.
For a lady in a window with her mobile!
Delighted of Gruyeres! This may well go in a Yateley Camera Club competition next year.
So thanks for reading, and a picture of me and the wonderful Mrs Treen on an empty shuttle bus 🚌 to finish with. See you tomorrow for more news from the mountains.
M & M 🇨🇭