We've found our home
Trip Start Dec 10, 2012
20Trip End Jan 12, 2012
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We checked out of Chateau de Divionne at about midi (yes very pretentious but when you fall into the local lingo it's oh so lovely, why resist?) and started our drive through Geneva to our destination. Thankfully Daniel missed the lake scenic route turn off and we were taken though the centre of Geneva and Daniel got to see its ugly bits as well as the ultra glam. Good for me too as I had remembered Geneva a much smaller city. Anyway, Satnav corrected us eventually and we resumed the lake route.
We stopped off in Evian-les-Bains for lunch
Our chalet was found amongst the beautiful, sparse, wintry woods. It is situated in a quiet little village amongst forests of birch trees. It is three floors high and I quickly set to cooking the evenings's roast poulard whilst Daniel and the girls set to unpacking and exploring our surroundings. We have beautiful views of the opposing mountain range and everything we could wish for (three bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry, bikes and toboggans (it's due to snow again on NYE).
Our roast was perfect, enough familiarity for the girls to realise that home is where Mum's cooking (the heart) is. Alexandra has taken to calling me 'Maman' and both girls are speaking a little French without being prompted. Daniel and I are now enjoying a rare moment without children, who are happily tucked up in bed asleep. We have enjoyed a glass of $8 a bottle Bordeaux (which I would have happily paid $80 for in Australia). Mind you, the $10 'vin des domaines' labelled an Australian Shiraz (with a skippy design on the label) might have come close. (Respectfully, I doubt it).