Sunday, January 1, 2012

All is white on New Year's Day

For a town that relies on snow for a major part of its revenu Chamonix was pretty un-prepaired for the mega 'dump' it got on new year's eve!  The tunnel to Italy was closed, the road to Chamonix via the lake was closed, the pass to Switzerland was closed and the highway, well, imagine Bambi learning to walk on a frozen lake, that's how people were driving!!!

Despite all this white stuff we managed to get out and spent the evening 'roughing-it' in some friends new, but not finished, chalet. Oysters, Cheese, Champagne and Fireworks untill 1am!!!
Today Richard treated us to lunch in town before he scooted off to work and we had fun making snow creatures!



  1. Adorable and gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so miss Alaska when I look at your pic's! I am finishing up your email to you...........Happy New Years!!!!!!

    Hugs from the farm,

  2. oh my gosh! it all sounds and looks delightful. i love your evening out, my favorite foods and drink, happy new year!
    and the snow!! what i wouldn't give to see this and experiance a winter day there. you are the best mum, how fun the animals are.
    xo lori

  3. Nice to "meet" you Emma. After reading your comment I my blog I thought I would pop in and have a look at yours. You live in such an amazing place, especially in snowy weather! Lovely blog!