So Zach is seven on Sunday!

Another beautiful day and after a pretty contained breakfast, we headed for Gstaad. The scenery on the way was amazing.

And we got closer to a thing called Glacier 3000, where the cable cars packed with people were the size of a small coach.

How the hell these things stay suspended above the ground is a mystery. We didn’t indulge in the pleasure of ascending as the price of a ticket was £62, I presume for a return journey? Once in Austria, I had practised my German in order to ask for a return ticket on a cable car. I walked forward to the ticket office and spoke my beautifully prepared lines, immediately after which the nice man behind the desk said in perfect English, “What up and down?”

Gstaard itself was really quiet and really beautiful. We had a relaxing pause for a cup of coffee, near a stunning river, before buying our lunch in a nearby co-op, to have as a mini picnic on our way back to Gruyeres.

Yehudi Menuhin had quite a connection with Gstaard and so did Julie Andrews! Who would have thought?

The sitting duck was a bit odd but the chocolate shop………..

We have at last visited the chocolatier in Gruyeres, which we have never visited. Some samples may well be bought, before the journey home on Monday. A beer in the sunshine and then a visit to the church in Gruyeres, that is calm, serene and beautifully cool!

So we then went for dinner and got another early night. Tomorrow, may not be as bad as we thought weather wise. The nice Irish lady in the coffee shop said that her friend Peter thought the predicted thunderstorms may not occur! Now how good would that be? Watch this space.



Thank you for reading.

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.

3 thoughts on “So Zach is seven on Sunday!”

  1. More stunning photography. I am humbled in your presence!
    Previous post attributed to ccplweb was me btw! Long story!!

    1. Oh dear! But the garden did need it, as they say and there was a prediction of a drought before we left. Unusual for us, it normally works the other way round. “What a shame you weren’t here last week, it was gorgeous.” Is our most common phrase abroad.

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