Saturday, December 28, 2013

Alpine Fresh Christmas

Yippy - that nasty cloud/haze thing has gone and been replaced by a winter wonderland.
We try to avoid going into Chamonix during the holidays, there's nowhere to park and tourists don't seem to have mastered the art of driving on snow or that of having any patience in queues!  But that's just fine, we've got all we need right here at home:
Big Air
fields of clean fresh snow
Tino received the biggest coloring set from Santa...

...while Rémi got a tool box and his first knife (whatever was the big man in red thinking!).  With Ringo set on breaking everything wooden around the place Rémi's tools will definitely not be short of work!!

recharging the batteries!
They also received, from their aunt and uncle, a chicken.  I think she likes it here, she stared laying on Boxing Day.
Goldie Hen
Yesterday we celebrated Richards 38th Birthday with a delicious brioche made by Rémi, and today would have been my mothers 69th.

Enjoying the last few days of 2013, and planning our new years eve 'mega' party - just us 4 and the pup - I'm not one for crowds!!


  1. Those snow scenes are beautiful. I don't like crowds either and try to stay out of stores during the holidays, except of course, for groceries. That's a nice art set and the bread looks delicious. Happy new year!

  2. Good to hear your cloud has passed on. Your snow looks great, we have had mostly rain!

  3. Sweet Emma, your family is delightful, so glad dyou are having a fun few days. I love the new Chicken!

  4. Yay for the disappearance of troubling nasty clouds! Such a beautiful setting for your festivities.

    Happy New Year!

  5. The snow looks like so much fun. Yay for a new chicken too.

  6. That's an awesome art set! I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!