Robyn Paterson

Joined June 2016Living in: Venezia, Italy
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    Day 20

    June 23 in France

    Long drive today from Saint Jorioz to Lalinde. Pleasant surprise after driving all over the place to find the house with only brief instructions and no actual address to find a delightful pool which we swam in soon after arrival. I did not expect to be able to swim but the pool temperature was reasonable. The house is very very old but beautifully renovated. We had a lovely meal cooked by Andrew and then in the hot Tub Spa for a couple of hours before going to bed.Read more

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    Day 19

    June 22 in France

    Energetic day required today so we drove to the beach at Saint-Jorioz and then walked around the lake sometimes through bush, sometimes on the bike track or beside it and at other times along the edge of the lake into Annency for lunch approx 10kms. Then a pleasant 1.5 hour boat ride around the lake back to our cars. The lake is so blue and the scenery amazing. Now packing ready for an early start for a 6 hour plus drive tomorrow to Lalinde.Read more

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    Day 18

    June 21 in France

    We took a drive half way round the lake this morning and then home to don bathers and go to the beach at the end of the road, just down the hill from where we are staying. Good book to finish whilst Andrew and the kids swam and dived all afternoon. Very hot day and beautiful white sand beach with grass above.

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    June 20 in France

    Time to leave our wonderful friends and move on to Lake Annecy. Left about 9.30 am and what a lovely drive through Switzerland via the outskirts of Basil, Bern, Lausanne and Geneva arriving about 1.30. The apartment is high on the hill overlooking the lake and mountains, spectacular view.
    Did a little bit of food shopping before having a home cooked meal in the garden.

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    Day 16

    June 19 in France

    Day of rest today, hanging around the farm, sitting in the sun, reading and only a short excursion to the Super U for some re-stocking.
    Catch up with Marie, Gilles, Joanne, Eva and of course the two gorgeous boys Gabriel and Theo.

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    Day 15

    June 18 in France

    A lazy late start today after a walk to the general store for milk and Boulangerie for breakfast croisants for everyone.
    A pleasant drive to Germany stopping at Breisach for a while before driving to Colmar for lunch a look around and shopping.
    Dinner with a glass of local wine when we got home.

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    Day 14

    June 17 in France

    Late start today, visited villages of Eguisheim and Kayserburg both delightful old villages.
    Family visited the memorial at Du Linge showing trenches from battles during the first world war, whilst I waited in the car.
    Supermarkets all closed on Sundays so we were forced to go to a restaurant as recommended and booked by Marie a few kms away.
    Beautiful meal.

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    Day 13

    June 16 in France

    Left Stresa early to drive to Mexheim via a stopover in Lucerne. Arrived in Merxheim around 4.00 to be warmly greeted by our Friends Marie and Gilles. Marie arranged for a family dinner for our benefit. Lots of prawns, pizza and salads and of course sparkling and still white wine. Eva and Thomas, Joanna and her partner Michael, Marie’s son Thomas attended, all had improved their English a great deal since we were here 2 years ago. Received the required kisses on both cheeks from all. Saw the two beautiful boy grandchildren and got a smile from each.
    We were shown all round the property, raspberries, cherries, apples, wild fruits and vegetables, potatoes, artichokes etc. etc. Also shown the goats, rabbit, goose. Children were very excited to run around at last.
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