Chamonix

Meg and Nick as well as Jane and Paul, Ruby and Ethan came to fetch us from the Alliod’s  in St Pierre near Geneva to take us up to Chamonix.

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View of the snow covered mountains looking out from our chalet at Chamonix.

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Another stunning view.

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Arriving at our ski chalet.

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Goats grazed nearby on our arrival and were herded in the early evening back to their holding pen.

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First night’s dinner – spaghetti bolognaise, salad, cheeses and Vic’s petite fours  plus some good French red and white wines. And great company too!

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Seven of us toured CERN, on Wednesday in Geneva. This photo shows a very large piece of art depicting the main particle collector at CERN.

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The control room for ALICE at CERN.

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The Nordic centre at Chamonix.

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Magnificent sky and mountains.

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Happy 33rd birthday Nick.

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Enormous burgers at the Canadian bar where we celebrated Nick’s birthday.

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Enjoying seeing snow fall gently from inside our warm and dry chalet.

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Fondue for lunch at one of the many restaurants in Chamonix.

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Ethan enjoying playing with his new blanket knitted by Meg.

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Busy IT times – even for Ethan!

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Relaxing at the chalet.

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Vic’s 40th birthday was celebrated early. Ruby and Ethan helped make and ice the cup cakes

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Meg relaxing – just 7 weeks to go now.

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The view of Mt Blanc from the chalet on a clear and not so clear day.

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A beautiful final sunset – au revoir to Chamonix France.

We leave for Geneva Switzerland in the morning with Vic and Bill who will then remain in Geneva for a further 2 days. Peter & I will fly onto New York, USA tomorrow after a great weeks holiday with Meg & Nick, Vic & Bill as well as Jane & Paul & Ruby & Ethan here in Chamonix, France – a truly stunning part of the world.

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2 Responses to Chamonix

  1. jmargules says:

    Swiss Alps, Nordic chalets AND Canadian burgers… I guess they all have winter sports in common…

  2. tony says:

    Looks like a wonderful family gathering, pity about the weather. Still the bars are open and you can still get baguettes, cheese and red wine. Brings back memories of my sorties there in the mid 70’s. Tony

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