We are here!
Christmas is done, we left on Boxing day and we were so excited. Parents dropped us off at the airport and after a tearful goodbye we hopped on a few planes, barely slept a wink and we arrived in France. The train system is genius in this part of the world BUT travelling on December 27th with 6 enormous luggage was not ideal. We found the correct train but hopped on the wrong entry so we were stuck standing with our luggage for just short of an hour while everyone stared at us and amidst our exhaustion we all had a meltdown. Our daughter could see the stress in both of us and this caused her to breakdown and cry and that broke my heart. We were sooooo close - we were going on barely any sleep and a slight culture shock so it's normal to think that we would lose it. Finally we arrived in Aix-les-Bains and settled in our apartment. It is as spectacular as we remembered it, the views stunning and to see our daughter discover her room and our new digs was magical and worth all the pain of getting here. I really believe we will never tire of looking at the stunning mountains, lake and beautiful church. We are very lucky!