Just a quick overview of our December’s Holiday in Les Vosges.
Since the kids actually chose their Christmas presents in Leclerc as they are now aware that ‘Le Père Noel’ does not exist, we didn’t see fit to wrap them up and put them at the bottom of the tree.
Instead we did a treasure hunt on Christmas Eve.
Rhys had chosen something that wouldn’t have even fitted in our old home in Pembury!
Saf chose a sewing machine. Unfortunately it broke on Day 2.
The kids had a go on Matt’s snowboard…in our garden.
And went sledging in the village.
The kids made another snowman with some friends. (This one has to be one of the best ever!!)
We went to Eric & Coco for a very ‘chillax New Year’Eve celebration’. We played Mr Bean in a franglais kind of manner and after a few glasses of vino, Matt showed them a few of his tricks. (his cork trick being is favourite).
I took a walk in our field and photographed some of the animal tracks. It looks like it’s a pretty busy place at night. Something else to create later; a kind of hide to watch the animals during the night.
The the weather turned and we experienced -12 celcius, blizzard and freezing fog and their consequences…. No more water….
So we improvised for a few days to the kids delight.
We tried to unfreeze the pipes under the mobilehome….No luck there.
I left a bottle of water in the mobilehome kitchen…
And I don’t mention the oil or the Nutella (which we still have to melt in the microwave).
I forgot my plants….(what kind of gardener am I!!) This is not a good sign for later. (Must do better!!)
So we heated water and had baths in a large plastic tub. 😉 like in the olden’ days.
Frost on the window. Nothing special about that. Hang on frost on the inside of the window…okay that’s a little cold.
The lake in Bourbonne-les-Bains was frozen.
We made bread and cakes…
We played Cluedo and played Cluedo again and again and then hid the game. 😉 lol
Matt found some large pieces of wood to keep us warm.
The rest of the holiday and in January, we made more snowmen, had some quad trips and did some glass painting and enjoyed the lovely surrounding.
Some of the photographs Matt took in the mornings. The light is just fantastic. It looks pretty eerie at times.