21 Jun 21st June 2009
We made our first trip over to Italy last week. We went to the market in Aosta ( about 1.5 hrs drive ) and then had a look around. Its a beautiful place and very Italien, as you would expect of course. We had a lovely Cappachino in a cafe and pizza in the square. We stocked up on Parmesan and Olive Oil, not forgetting the homemade pasta we bought for dinner.
There was very little snow going over the Col de Petit St Bernard, definitely a lot less than this time last year.
Here are a couple of photos of the Town of Aosta.
We had a trip to Lake Annecy too, one weekend. It was a beautiful day and we went on the beach and to the Lido, which was free at that time of year , and the girls had a wonderful time. We can understand why the French don’t need to go anywhere else other than France for their holidays.
Below are a couple of photos take at Lake Annecy,
The rivers are up at the moment with snow melting fast high up. The rafting looks action packed at the moment.
Today we went climbing to a local spot. There are barbeque pits set up so we took some charcoal and plenty of food and had a real feast. It was Fete de Papa day here in France too so the girls made Jonny a cake which we took with us. All the kids climbed and us adults managed to get a go when we could persuade the kids to take a break. The local Climbing Club had set up a high Zip Wire so they were all on that too. Great day.
Jonny has been in the forest collecting wood for next winter. Heavy going as we got big trees this year. Jonny is also in the process of building us a Pizza Oven on the terrace, which we all cannot wait to try out.
The girls are back riding again, im itching to get back in the saddle too, I really miss it.
The outdoor pool in Bourg opens tomorrow (22nd ) which means everyone will know where to find us. Either there or Plan D’eau with the lake.
Still have availability for the Chalet, only £500 for the week, self catered.