22 May 22nd May 2013
We had a good trip back to the UK seeing friends in Coventry, Edinburgh and Yorkshire as well as family.
The girls had a great time with Anna and Tess riding on their quads, ponies and jumping off the tractor shovel into the grain.
I fulfilled a lifetime dream of riding on the beach in Edinburgh and galloping in the sea, thanks to Christine and Flash, their lovely cob.
We arrived back to France with warm weather although it has now changed and we have had snow down to 1700m.
We drove up the road to the Col de Petit St Bernard this week. This is the road over to Italy and the Aosta Valley and where we ski in the Winter for Pizza. The road is not open yet but they are clearing it with ploughs and blowers. Here are a couple of photos showing over 9m of snow on the roadside. Unbelievable!
We have been out on the bikes a couple of times but the weather has stopped a few outings. However lots of cyclists in the area cycling the Cols. There is certainly an increase in people cycling in the French Alps , Tour de France and Bradley Wiggins has a lot to do with that.
We are planning on viewing the Tour de France when it passes by. It starts from Annecy one day so we will be there cheering our boys on. The girls love it, especially the Carnival that proceeds the race, as they get lots of freebies ! My mum and GT and the taylor family are coming to visit especially for the event.
Fifi goes on her School trip on the 3rd June. Its a trip based round animation and she has been picked to make a short film about the school trip. She is very excited especially as she is sharing a room with her best friends.
The tulips are only just coming out in the garden and we need to tidy it up a bit after the Winter.
Our terrace collapsed with the amount of snow on top of it this season.
We still have snow down to around 1900 m which is unusual for this time of year.
We have till got availability this Summer for your family holiday or a walking or cycling break.
Prices still held as of last year for early bookings for skiing next season. We are still offering short breaks and long weekends as well as the normal weekly stays.