Day eight. Recovery

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Where we had brunch (and dinner I might add)

After staying up late last night, I didn't get to see this morning's sunrise. Maybe the Champaign had something to do with it as well. Anyhow today January 1 2008, is a day for recovery, for healing, for contemplating on what has been left behind in 2007 and on what 2008 might bring. Tonight is our last night together, tomorrow morning the girls will be leaving. Eelco and I will spend another day or two here. To 'officially' open this new year and to celebrate the past week, my mother offered us a special dinner in a restaurant of our choice. We decided on 'Le Sporting', I added a review below. Of course we needed to make a reservation and we could use a bit of fresh air so, mum and I went 'down town' to do both.  Not that we needed an excuse to walk around: the scenery itself is very worthwhile.

Main gate of 'Hogwart'

 

As mentioned earlier, Chesières - Villars for reasons beyond my imagination, is home to many boarding schools. One of them has a high 'Harry Potter feel' to it. While walking to the town centre, you pass it. I couldn't resist taking a few photos. When we arrived at Le sporting, we had lunch there. Well…, lunch? More like breakfast but then late, oh wait…, that would be brunch! We sat on the terrace, actually, on a chair of course, but you know what I mean. We had a spot in the lee, with sun on our faces. It was wonderful. The view was nice, the hot cocoa even better. My mother had a cured meat and cheese platter with all sorts of local hams from different animals and local cheeses. What a plate full! It was enough to feed a football team. I had smoked salmon with toast and both dishes were delicious! Three quarters in to our meals, we swapped plates. That way, we had the best of both.

 

Of course, we did not forget to make the reservation for later that evening. We walked slowly back to the chalet, enjoying the scenery some more. For it being our recovery day, the rest of our day was pretty uneventful, until it was time for dinner naturally. Dinner was perfect but you can read all about it in my review, after you looked at my pictures of course :)

Sunflower300 says:
You are adorable, "actually, on a chair of course" and "after you looked at my pictures of course", but of course!
I love this blog so much. I am not looking forward to you finishing it; I think I will be like an addict going cold turkey. :)
Posted on: Jan 18, 2008
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Where we had brunch (and dinner I …
Where we had brunch (and dinner I…
Main gate of Hogwart
Main gate of 'Hogwart'
Main entrance of the school of mag…
Main entrance of the school of ma…
side gate from the Harry Potter sc…
side gate from the Harry Potter s…
I like the little windows
I like the little windows
Little towers on the roof of the s…
Little towers on the roof of the …
Snow and moss
Snow and moss
Bust boy of Le Sporting
'Bust boy' of Le Sporting
Funny cloud
Funny cloud
Icicle on a chain
Icicle on a chain
Pine branch with snow
Pine branch with snow
View from the terrace of La sporti…
View from the terrace of La sport…
Are you pulling my leg? Oh no, wai…
Are you pulling my leg? Oh no, wa…
Le sporting interior
Le sporting interior
The blueish bit in the middle look…
The blueish bit in the middle loo…
Frost on the balcony
Frost on the balcony
Gorgeous house
Gorgeous house
Hello, police..? I like to rapport…
Hello, police..? I like to rappor…
A bit chilly dear?
A bit chilly dear?
Put some cloths on!
Put some cloths on!
These signs mean so much to me :)
These signs mean so much to me :)
View from the bridge. Please notic…
View from the bridge. Please noti…
Dusk
Dusk
From the dining room
From the dining room
Beautiful clouds
Beautiful clouds
Dusky view from the chalet
Dusky view from the chalet
Le sporting decoration
Le sporting decoration
Dinner at La Sporting. Notice Eelc…
Dinner at La Sporting. Notice Eel…
Last night for the girls
Last night for the girls
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