The ‘not a travel’ travel blog

It’s been a month and the furthest we have travelled is to Cluses – 40 minutes from our home. We have also ventured to Thonon – on Lac Léman – and Morzine – but that’s it. Doesn’t quite compare with our world travels … hey ho … the new normal? I hope not.

We’ve settled into something of a routine now. Calls with friends and family every week; Chris has become an expert at killing baddies and playing Mario Tennis Aces with our neighbours daughters! I manage 2 or 3 big mountain walks in a week and we’ve done some electric bike riding. I’m still committed to Davina (McCall) for fitness, Gareth (Malone) for choir practice and the RHS for advice on gardening!

Latest sewing project is an advent calendar (can’t quite believe I am admitting to this!) and I am making great headway on my project to create photo year books for each year since Chris and I have been married – 4 down, 5th in the works and 5 more to go. We have done so much travel each year and some fabulous socialising – friends at the chalet summer and winter, sailing holidays and travel holidays with friends – I can’t help feeling that the 2020 photo book will be a little thin?

All that said, there is light at the end of the tunnel. We managed to find a brasserie that served us lunch in Cluses – who knew that a goats cheese salad and a beer could taste so good? The mountains are beautiful and my walks are stunning. I have been reading and listening to some wonderful books and my french is improving very slowly. I have found someone who will do some body maintenance (waxing!) for me next week so all in the world is starting to feel better. Hoping that this crazy world will be able to open up a little more soon and we shall be back to UK to see much missed friends and family. In the meantime, a couple of photos that will eventually make it to the year book!

Stunning mountain flowers everywhere

Looking down the back of Mont Chery – hiking up the side of the black run

Committing to choir!

First meal out in 3 months – one happy husband!


~ by Karen on Saturday, 13 June 2020.

2 Responses to “The ‘not a travel’ travel blog”

  1. Lovely photos Karen,I love the alpine meadows.So jealous that you can eat out ,just a distant memory for us! Let’s hope it’s not too long before you can get back here xx

  2. All still looks glorious and great to hear of all of your corona-capers. I envy the meal out, but I think I may wait until I too get to France!

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