Sojourn in Switzerland

After our failed attempts at getting Evie to sleep in the car over the past few weeks, we decided that we should just plan rest stops. It was less stressful for us to get her to sleep in the front pack and let Thea stretch her legs too! We set off nice and early from…

Carneval in Cluses

The start of Carneval here in France was upon us. It is traditionally the beginning of the Easter season and many European cities celebrate this with a Mardi Gras style parade. We’d seen a sign for a parade on Sunday afternoon in Cluses, the next biggest city from Morillon about 20 minutes drive away. We…

Our malaise in Morillon

I won’t bore you with details of our car ride. As usual it was a mix of gorgeous views, grumpy babies and very expensive tolls. We had to pay 46 euro (about 70nzd) to travel a princely 11kms through the Mount Blanc tunnel. It apparently saved us an hour of driving but it is by…

Beautiful Brusson

It had been a full on week. Travelling and being out and about all day had taken its toll. A month into our trip we were pretty much exhausted. Of course so were the girls, but even they still had more energy than us. Thea was essentially bouncing off the walls of our small apartment….

Tiny quarters and big ski progress in Cervinia

Despite leaving with plenty of time to spare after Evie’s first nap at 10am for a 2.5 hour drive to Cervinia, another crazy travel day of no sleep and stress ensued. One bright note was stopping in a very small Italian village where Craig and Thea were treated to a horse and cart ride around…

Milano duomo and castello

After a very laid back time in Riva del Garda, we hit the ground running in Milan. Our apartment was a 15 minute walk from the regional train station where we caught a train into the Milano Cardona station where we could transfer to the metro lines. The first morning we were there, we decided…

Feeling the Italian vibes in Verona

It’s been a full on last week for us. So apologies for the delay in sharing my latest musings and adventures with you. Last Wednesday we left our gorgeous apartment in Riva del Garda for our drive to Milan. After the frustration of being unable to find either real gelato or pizza or pasta anywhere…

Riva del Garda – Dead in Feb

After our very long car ride we decided to have a car-free day. It had been an early start, so once Evie had napped we headed out for coffee. We hadn’t had much use for our pram in the last few places we’d stayed (except as a snow gear carting device) but today we found…

The very long journey to Riva del Garda

We had to leave Krimml and Andy and Steph. It was sad. We didn’t want to go. So we delayed it a bit longer to clean the house, put out the garbage and to have one more coffee at the slopes. That was a BIG mistake. We finally got on the road at midday for…

Clear days and cold brews in Krimml

The day had dawned clear and sunny, and this meant no more snow for us. As there was no more snow forecast it meant that the boys could dig our car out. Better still, they were able to get it up the hill by our house. The plan was made for the girls to take…