I've read, or heard, that when immersed in a new language children absorb it amazingly quickly. By the time the girls had been in school for a month I was expecting to hear the odd French word pop out. Rien. I cajoled them. Some of the French children were practicing their English on my girls, … Continue reading French

The Wild

Suddenly it was May and very nearly the end of the ski season and it felt like we'd barely arrived. I hadn't ski'd enough. Or eaten enough patisserie - the shop was going to shut soon... Plus we were heading towards the start of our third month and the girls weren't speaking French, much to … Continue reading The Wild

We did a bit of skiing

In spite of a peculiar blizzard the other day, summer is definitely on the way.  So before the last little lingering patches of snow finally disappear into the ground, I thought I'd prove that we actually did some skiing and enjoyed the snow!  We didn't always torture our children by taking them out in freezing … Continue reading We did a bit of skiing