Wow, I actually managed to leave this rock and use my passport, only for the first time in about 6 years-pretty dire I know! I have just got back from a week in the French Alps, visiting my sister, who is lucky enough to live there all year round. There is absolutely loads of snow there this year, so stand by for some excellent snow-frosted tourist snaps...
There is something about a coating of snow that makes everything look so beautiful, although my sister assures me that the valley looks amazing in the summer too, as it is so green. The mountain architectural style is not exactly displeasing to the eye either, wood abounds, as do shutters and big roofs, I could quite happily settle in there for the long haul, if earning that damned money wasn't a requirement for life!
Stand by for more pictures, I may even make a rare appearance, looking super-cool in snowboarding gear!
In the meantime, I suggest you check out my sister's awesome catering business, appropriately named Chez Toi, stuff cooking for yourself when you get off the mountain, get her to do it for you! I can personally vouch for the excellence of the food :)