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It is so good to be home. Oh lovely bed, how I have missed you! I wish I had the luggage space to bring my own pillows and sheets. Unfortunately, the space was filled with personal care necessities such as different colors of blushers.

I had a wonderful time on this trip. There weren't many sunny days but having fondue (and the most fantastic one I have ever tasted) in the beautiful town of Montreux, Switzerland made up for it all. The atmosphere was just stunning. The town itself is surrounded by the Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva, and many vineyards which is why it was the perfect spot for a Christmas market to be located at. The perfect backdrop.

I turn into a little kid every year I go to Christmas markets. I start to hyperventilate and begin to run around the different stalls, playing with sparkly boxes, hand painted wooden figures and ogling colorful pieces of hard candies. The bonus this year was stuffing down exactly 220grams of cheese fondue a l'ail. I have had cheese fondue in the past but none like this.

The day cross over French border at Charmonix, a town situated at the foot of Mont Blanc was another treat this trip. Even when the weather did not cooperate and we were unable to take the cable car further up or see glaciers, the town itself was still beautiful. We had only about six hours in town and had opted not to take a ride with the sleddogs because they smelled well, too natural. The enthusiasm of the dogs were great to see though as they were howling and so eager to get going.

There is something about the crisp cold mountain air. I have been sleeping so well ever since I got back and I certainly feel alot healthier than when I first left for vacation.

So what do you do to feel rejuvenated again? What makes you feel alive and charged up?

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The Seeker said...

Gray*, my dear friend, how good to know that you've a nice time!!!
Well here it's the same, always rushing against time....
I'm starting to feel overwelmed again, and I'm doing some effort to feel Xmas (You know I used to love Xmas, but for some reasons I lost it).
Have a great week, darling.


Hmmm.... cheese fondue... you made me want some ;)

La Belette Rouge said...

It looks like a Christmas fantasy. All that snow and all that cheese!!!That last photo looks like a post card. I am so glad you had such a lovely time. You were missed.:-)

Grayburn said...

Seeker, I know the feeling very well. But isn't it great that our passions drive us to do all these things in life! Don't stress over x'mas. Just let it be the way you feel ok? Now I'm going to find a recipe for the cheese fondue. I want to make it exactly the same way as I had it :)

x Grayburn

Grayburn said...

LBR, I missed everyone so much too but wifi was incredibly hard to come by where we were. So glad to be back and I'm looking forward to catching up on you blog.

x Grayburn

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

You took some really nice pictures of the sights! I wish I could visit Switzerland. LOL did the dogs smell that bad? They look so cute though :)
I agree with you about how refreshing mountain air can be. Whenever I go snowboarding I feel much more awake (although it could also be adrenaline? :D)

Grayburn said...

blu3.., thanks! Oh it was really bad..in the kind of wet, unbathed way! They were adorable from afar, howling and so eager. Oh you snowboard! I've always wanted to but never had the guts. Maybe you'll convince me :)

x Grayburn