At Talloires beach

So, it was basically a picture of the lake almost exactly the same as the first one here, that made me make us go to Lake Annecy. I mean, how could it not, right? And it was just as good in real life, if not better. The water was the perfect temperature (+23) and not salty, so it didn't dry out your hair or skin, and no sand to get trapped everywhere. It actually made me realise how annoying the beach can be, haha! But the best thing was the atmosphere; relaxed, friendly and unpretentious. If ever win the lottery I sure know where I'd buy a little cabin. Can you imagine?! The lake and hiking in the summer, and snowboarding in the winter - what could be more perfect? A girl can dream... I would have taken more pictures, but as we would leave our bags unattended as we swam, I didn't exactly want to broadcast that I had a big camera with me :)


Annecy rules

I'm actually quite glad now that I'm behind with my pictures. As one of my life lessons this year has been to be more mindful and in the now, it's great to look at these and go back a bit in time. Because we all know how it goes with holidays; the second you get home it's like you never went. Everything is back to how it was before you left (generally anyway) and the everyday continues as if nothing just happened. This year has also been a chance for me to reconnect with France. As a teenager I spent every summer there with my mum, but I haven't really been back there at that time of the year since then, and this year we went twice in the space of two months! Anyways, since Melanie posted her holiday pics from Lake Annecy on Instagram last year, I knew we had to go there, as the place looked stunning. And you know I'm a sucker for the mountains, so it was a very easy choice over where we should go away this summer. It didn't disappoint for one second, and we all fell in love with the place. The first three pics are from our first hike that we went on at La Sambuy, and we got a really clear view of Mont Blanc (second picture). For years we've waited for Oomoo to be old enough to go on these kind of holidays, and he took to hiking like a fish to water. On one of the days we went for a 13km hike, and he didn't complain once! Such a trouper. The last four pics are from Annecy, the town, which we visited a couple of times. It was ridiculously pretty in places. The good news is that we are sure that we will definitely keep going back to Lake Annecy, as it's just simply ACE. More pics to come.