Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Back to Normal......

Hello there... I have had a couple of weeks off work and we have been away. The first week was spent skiing in the French Alps in a small town called Embrum. The nearest slopes a 15minute drive away to .....Les Orrs a smallish family, friendly resort.

The boys were in their element, I myself find it so exhausting and need to take my time.
. The boys are now very good at Snowboarding.

Scattered over the mountain were some fabulous ice sculptures, they are so intricate. Not such a good photograph, but I hope you will get the gist.

We ended the holiday, taking the train to Paris ,where we spent a couple of days sightseeing.

This is the ceiling of the department store in the Galleries Lafayette, beautiful isn't it.

We patiently queued for 2 hours to take the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The view from the middle station, you can see for miles.

Notre Dame, we were lucky to witness a service being held there.

Our final week was spent at home,catching up with bits and bobs. We managed to buy a load of Seville Oranges and Blueberries. Several hours later we have a good stash of Jam and Marmalade for the coming months.

DH is still baking his Sourdough Bread, and it is so delicious.

Our eldest son turned 21 midweek, so we paid him a surprise visit at University. I cannot believe I have a son this age. The end of the week culminated in a visit to Pins and Needles at the Arena in Newcastle. A couple of book purchases, of course.

And a few other non essentials, I could not resist.......

Back to reality, with a bump.


Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous post! i so enjoyed reading it and absorbing all the lovely images (like a good book). thankyou for sharing xxx


Helen said...

It's all good, Love Paris don't you? A bit of r&r always does you good!! Love Helen x

Anonymous said...

Denise - hope some of that marm is coming to NYC! Glad that the snow has stopped. I&D