Friday. Cloudy, drizzle and very damp.

Finally off to see the grandchildren at last after two days R&R, which have been lovely. Oh yes and that window; how good does this look?

DSC00414They would have to go back as hand luggage because in your suitcase they would probably end up as meringue crumbs! So below, the view from the hotel balcony this morning and then tonight!

I know you couldn’t see the mountains this morning but tonight they had fresh snow on them; yes fresh snow. Off we went to the Co-op and bought supplies and then to the farm where Laurent hadΒ cooked lunch and there was a big hello to Safi and Zach soon arrived from school. And dear Safi, when Zach returned to school after lunch, helped Mary to make Zach’s birthday cake. Looking good, even without the filling or being iced!

And we were amazed when the rain still pouring down turned to almost snow; but was confirmed when a van passed by the farm with snow on the windscreen and roof . We played a game called ‘Hotel deluxe’ a bit like monopoly and Zach kept us within the rules! πŸ€₯πŸ€₯πŸ€₯πŸ€₯ And I demonstrated the selfie setting to Zach, on my new camera.

They are both gorgeous but we would say that wouldn’t we and it was very good to see them both again after what seems like too long a time.

Jean-Denis and Liliane arrived because the young ‘uns were going to stay the night with them. We toddled back to the hotel and another excellent meal in the rampart restaurant and you can see where it gets the name from. Mary finished her meal with the meringues and cream.

A cool night for sure, but hopefully the birthday ‘do’ on Sunday should be sunny and warm. Tomorrow we have to amuse the children most of the day. Wish us luck!


Thanks for reading. Hope the hail in the UK dies out! 😱

M & M πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸŽ‚

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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.

2 thoughts on “Friday. Cloudy, drizzle and very damp.”

  1. Hi M&M, we are a little late to the party but here now!! Wish the flights we take were as empty as yours! It all looks beautiful and kudos, Malcolm, on your pics with the new camera. I’ll be interested to hear how you find it. I (Sandra) need a new camera and it sounds as though yours could be ‘just the ticket’. Congrats on your wildlife pics Mary, love the one of the chaffinch. Have you thought about joining the camera club? I think you should definitely bring some of those chocolates back with you, I know I would! Enjoy the rest of your trip. S&S x

    1. If they YCC didn’t have a waiting list I think she might! But Wednesday night is also one of her choir nights, so a bit of a clash. Yes, the camera seems to be undergoing the Swiss trial quite well. Let’s wait and see.
      M & M πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

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