So Zach is seven!

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.


Take care!

M & M 🇨🇭

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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.

7 thoughts on “So Zach is seven!”

    1. Thanks Jos. Got a big trip to Canada 🇨🇦 planned for the end of the year, so trying out a small Sony compact camera, instead of lugging my Canon and lenses various around. So far quite pleased, fits in your pocket and seems to be more adaptable than the Canon. Standby for shouts of horror from my photographic chums. Xxxx

      1. Wise choice that compact, and indeed the lady in the window has great potential, buuuuuut have you worked out the camera’s wifi yet?

        Why can’t I see reply on here, for this post, Simon? Malc

  1. Enjoy everything, including the butter, which is good for you! Gruyeres is lovely – one of our fave places..

    1. Such a tiring day, I even left the ‘u’ out of baguettes! Thanks, Gay, we shall give it our best shot. The only hotel I have stayed in where you could have cream and meringues for breakfast! A treat too far I feel, but it’s on my bucket list. Xxxx

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