Our main concern was to get Laura and Hannah to the railway station by 11-45am. We had a reported good eight inches overnight, (stop making your own jokes up at the back!) and digging the car out at the hotel took a few minutes. And once more we declined breakfast out on the terrace! And the deer were well hunkered down.

Luckily, someone had left a shovel and a besom up against a garage door. So, off to the farm to meet Laura dropping the kids back and to all say goodbye.


Laura is back next Friday, so not long to wait but unfortunately she was going down with a cold. 😱 The road to the Farm was the worst we had ever encountered and the snow had completely covered any sign of yesterday’s exterior activities.


Away to the railway station with the main roads being fairly clear, and fond farewells to our two daughters. No, we were not going for an exploratory drive round, as we had planned before we left blighty, but headed straight back for the hotel. And then over lunch, Mary had a brainwave, that we had not visited the Gruyères Castle for some time. So, away in the still pouring snow to the Castle.


Very interesting way to spend a very, very snowy afternoon and well worth a return visit, after so many years. All a bit sloppy outside underfoot, methinks Health and Safety in the UK, would have closed this down for the day but this is Switzerland, where it does snow!

So that was that. A message from Laura to say no snow in Lausanne, which isn’t a great many miles away but a tad lower in height!

Tomorrow, home and away we hope! 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.

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