18th Jun 2006

18th Jun 2006


We’ve had gorgeous weather since last time I wrote so we have been making the most of it and going down to the lake and having a few BBQ’s.The snow on the tops of the mountains is disappearing fast and the Col de petit St Bernard, over in to Italy finally opened, the other week.We decided to drive over there with the girls and took a picnic. It was very impressive at the top with the snow about 25m high in some parts at the side of the road. This is a picture we took as we were driving over!!!

We had a picnic at the side of the river and the temperatures were late 20’s.There were lots of motorbikes about with it being one of the first days of opening and of course lots of cyclists too.

We have started doing work to the chalet at the back, making another terrace and then we want a higher decking so we can have the sun right through until about 9pm. Jonny has arranged for some fairy lights to be put up around the roof line so its all coming together.We have been using the hot tub in the last couple of weeks as we don’t get much time to in the winter.

I have been helping out at Anneha’s school with the swimming trips and outings they have been going on.Next year there will be only 11 children in the whole school, as 4 leave this year to go to secondary school.She is also getting a new teacher.Ffion can start School in Ste Foy in September. That will seem really strange.

Jonny is working hard for us on the chalet and then also some plastering jobs for other chalets. We are going down to Port Grimaud near St Tropez for a week in July so all looking forward to that.
We had a lovely time with Phil and Helen when they came over and the boys did plenty of mountain biking.
Jonny is walking the “tour de Mont Blanc” in July with Steve Fry, when they come over. Hes trying to get fit for it at the minute.
Thats it for now but will write again soon.