Pierre & Vacances Residence Les Gemeaux
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... evening we had a super night with Cousin Dan and Sheila in their very nice village of Scotch Corner (I think a population of 350). After very sad good byes we are now back in Chamonix. It's always hard leaving Aunty Chris and Neville. Interesting for us, Chamonix felt like "coming home". The snow is further down the mountain, the trees are all golden and we are now off to watch NZ v Australia in the Grand Final. Go the Mighty All Blacks. ...
But it’s all an experience, doing car repairs en franšais. I’m amazed really, that at half past four on a Friday afternoon a) anyone is up for doing any work, and b) they can whip the wheel off, and the tyre, and fix a puncture, all within about 15 minutes.
... all up the Maurienne valley has been cloudy and rainy – and snowy higher up – all day. Generally grim in other words. Here is actually sunny, albeit a bit chilly.
The other thing is I have just had a cappuccino in Italy. There was no chocolate powder on top. Just frothy milky coffee. I have no idea if that’s an authentic cappuccino or not, but it tasted good.
One of the most difficult issues moving to another country is re-establishing the kitchen. We were lucky to pre-arrange our furnished apartment well before we left NZ, so it had the rudimentaries of kitchen ware when we arrived. A decent shopping expedition to Ikea in Geneva resolved most of the remaining implements issues, and real cooking soon commenced in earnestAnyone who saw our kitchen in Auckland will know that a lot of thought and effort ...
... local food (and some from Northern Italy) is offered regardless of the weather. It’s raucous and loud, with plenty of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables offered according to the season and the prevailing harvest.Unfortunately food seldom lasts a week (for some reason French carrots only last a few days) and come Monday I find myself obliged to return to see the lovely ladies behind the Fromager counter in Les Houches and linger some more before their ...