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Ibex on the lawn

the countdown begins

It doesn't seem as if the days can pass quickly enough until we no longer have to clean up after other people, but we will both be sad to leave Cham for the great friends and stunning scenery that we get to see every day. We went for a walk today after a morning of chalet paperwork, and discovered a climbing area within stumbling distance of the tiny woodshed that we call home. Would have been perfect if we were staying for the summer!

The Petit Balcon Sud is coming to life: with the last snow of winter finally melting away it was not only people venturing out today but animals, birds and flowers. We saw lizards hiding in dead trees, ibex grazing as if they owned the place and squirrels making shapes out of pine cones to use as swords. Perhaps.

100kph winds mean that the lifts are closed (only 10 more ski days left this season) so the probability of us doing the epic Vallee Blanche is decreasing by the minute! The winds are making the woodshed shake and throwing our carefully assembled rubbish pile all over the garden, seeming like a sign that we have not yet done enough cleaning.

Our freganism (aka spare food from chalets!) is coming to an end, and we had to spend the grand total of 4.53 on tonight's dinner. Constant cleaning does come with benefits I suppose....

Posted by sRochelle 09:27 Archived in France

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