The last day and it’s still rather cold.

The biggest problem with staying in Gruyeres is the church bells.  As you depart full of happiness, food, wine and meringues, your memory erases the noise of these cocouphonus beasts ringing out at 6-30 a.m. every, yes every morning. A great tsunami of sound washes over your slumbering body and forces you awake; probably the biggest alarm clock in the world.

Breakfast in the hotel is a buffet affair but this week the tea and coffee has been dispensed by an unnerving Lorraine Kelly look alike but speaking French and not with a Scottish accent. She is a lovely lady trying to learn English but finding it “très difficile.” Anyway, having mastered the art of getting back to sleep after the bells, we stumbled down for our last petit déjeuner at the much more respectable hour of nine o’clock.

And we are now back safe and sound. But although it’s only 10-30pm here in the UK now, as we were one hour ahead in Switzerland it’s in theory 11-30pm in my travelled if not jet lagged brain. So, I will finish this with pictures tomorrow!

Thanks 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.

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