I'm not much of a skier. I've only ever skied in Australia. So to be here in the French Alps is a really amazing experience.
It was quite incredible to take the gondola to the slopes above the village we are staying in. To look around and take in the astounding views. We have skied for about 6 hours today in the most perfect sunny conditions and I am happy and exhausted.
Our hotel is in the village of Les Carroz. Will found the accommodation on Mr and Mrs Smith. It's a beautiful challet at the top of the village - just where the ski run comes into town.
We came off the slopes at about 4 and are now enjoying a few quiet hours before dinner. I think the thing I appreciate most about holidaying as a couple is the time off at what is normally the busiest time of the day with the children. It's an absolute luxury to lounge around, snooze, read, take a bath, chat or do nothing at all.
As I type I've just grabbed my camera and taken the above photo. The room has the cutest little glass enclosed fireplace. The door to the balcony is slightly ajar so we can hear all the skiers swooshing past on their way off the slopes.
Australian friends who are currently based in Florence have joined us here. We skied with them today and they are joining us at our challet for dinner. I'm glad I don't have to walk far to dinner because my tired legs are feeling the effects of an energetic day. Best I take a bath.