Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well, first off wishing you guys a very Happy 2012! May all your wishes come true for you this year. :) It has been a while since I've updated anything here. Its not that nothing interesting has happen just that I can't seem to find the time to fit it all in particular spending most of my time just watching my boys grow. :D And they do grow up and change very fast! :( Once again I'm being reminded about how time just past us by in a blink of an eye.

So what did you guys do during Christmas and New Years Eve? For us we decided to stay back instead of making any trips to see family members. Reason behind it is that our eldest guy gets off for school holidays only on Friday afternoon, and that's after class. So it was just too rush with the traffic and so on. We didn't even get a tree this year! :( Many thanks to the littlest guy who seems to love pulling stuff down from tables tops, shelves etc onto the floor with a bang. We'll try to get one this year and THAT if we plan to stay back like last year.
All ready to hit the snowy outside. :)
Our friends from the South of France. WELCOME TO THE COLD! LOL!
The train ride to Caux. BAD choice of lighting in the train... :p
Breath taking scenery along the way....
My dude! :)
Little dude and me. Still snowing heavily up here.

We had house guests a week before Christmas. Friends of hubs (from uni) who lives in South of France on their way to Paris. They stayed a few days at our place before going on the road. We had lots of snow fall when they were here. We went up to Caux from Montreux train station to visit Papa Noel at the Christmas Village. We were supposed to go up further to Rocher-de-Naye but due to heavy snow fall and high risk of avalanche, the trains going up there were cancelled and final stop was Caux. Luckily Papa Noel was "moved" from Rocher-de-Naye down to Caux to accommodate the visiting kids! :)
Who is this FAT man with BIG white beard???
A snowy trail towards the restaurant up in Caux.
And since it snowed heavily, the kids had lots of fun after Papa Noel visit. We spent about 3 or 4 hours up there, enjoying the snow, the spiced hot red wine (very YUMMY!!) and even had lunch in their chalet styled restaurant. :) It was still snowing when we took our train down to Montreux. But in Montreux it was raining... :( Snowing is fine but rain is just SAD!! And in the rain we went walking around the Montreux Christmas market.

Stalls at the covered area of the Montreux Christmas market.

I really like some of the items of this stall but it was to pricey for me... :((

At the fantasy gardens of Montreux.
They were actually sculpted/shaped by the municipal gardeners! :)
The kids make that parents, were so tired that day, that we just had to take a nap after! LOL! The kids were fine.... In fact they were very well behaved that day, by not making too much noise and just sat on the sofa watching a cartoon DVD! I guess the visit to Papa Noel worked?!


Yasmin said...

so nice to read your stuff and see the pictures :) makes me miss it all so much! wishing you a happy new year. xxx

Shanny said...

Yes it's so nice to see Caux after a long long time! :)