So instead of showing you a new quilt how about some photos of Cogne, Italy from our ski trip?
Cogne is three kilometres away from Valnontey so we decided to walk there for lunch one day.
The scenery on the way was gorgeous.
It'd been snowing and the roads hadn't yet been cleared, so we just pulled the lazy 2 yr old there on a toboggan.
We had a look around the small town which has that almost kitschy alpine feel (in a good way).
The local church:
More chandelier action:
Then we got down to the serious business of lunch. Given we were eating three course meals every night we tried to keep the lunches fairly low key.
We found a bar/café and had warm paninis.
And some of the thickest, richest hot chocolate ever made. Like a bar of chocolate melted into a teacup. Yum.
The alpine kitsch continued with hand-stitched reindeer on the curtains and these fabric panels: (The older I get the more I love kitsch; it always makes me smile. Then I thank God it's not in my house because I like my kitsch in small doses.)
Aerial skiing in a skirt: hardcore.
The walk home was all uphill - necessary after the hot chocolates.
We passed this on the way back - an outdoor snow play park. I'm sure you can imagine the reaction from the kids, which is why we had to come back another afternoon that week.
But with surrounds like this, it was no hardship.
So that was Cogne.
And now it's the weekend, how good is that?
Hope you all have a wonderful one!