We're now in Geneva for Christmas, and family and friends have come out to join us for some wintry celebrations. This, to be honest, is the first time we’ve come up for air since we left home in Oxfordshire last Sunday.
For anyone new to our blog, our 'Winterized' journey to the Alps is set to take us around multiple resorts, villages and ski areas across the coming months – living in an Elddis Autoquest motorhome - which we've nicknamed Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The idea is simple (although possibly formed over a glass or two of vino):
The plan got wildly out of hand and before we knew it, with the help of Elddis motorhomes and a whole heap of amazing people, we’d turned this hare-brained idea into a fully-fledged escapade to test out some winter kit, blog and vlog as we go and generally find things for us to do to keep from killing each other in our new tiny house on wheels!
If you want to know more about how it started there’s a back catalogue of blogs that shed some light on our story so far.
We were there, and now we’re here, having covered over 1000 miles – we’d like to say the journey south was uneventful but that would be telling porkies.
Leaving a few weeks later than planned, we’d allowed a chunk of time for testing everything in the moho so we knew how to use it all, to iron out any niggles and to make sure we had the right kit on board. The time got scoffed completely by snow, admin and general unpreparedness that meant we finally set sail on Sunday and boy were we about to learn the result of PPP*.
We’ve learned so much in the last week it’s almost impossible to recall it all so here’s a small selection of the most important bits.
Ten things we learned from 'there' to 'here':
We’re keeping an eye on the weather over the coming days to see where we should spend New Year – the snow’s amazing all over Europe at the moment so really we’ve got our pick of the mountains. If anyone has any recommendations, we’ll take all the advice we can get.
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