Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sunny Ségny

Our first day in France. After settling in we went for a walk round the village we are staying. Ségny is really a dot on a map - it has around 1600 inhabitants and there is not much to see or do except for walking or riding a bike. Of course, there is a fromagerie (cheese shop) and a boulangerie (bakery) which are "the musts" in every French city.


Did I mention it  was sunny? Seriously, it was. I just love the weather in this region.
Anyway... The village is super calm and super pretty. The view on Jura mountains is spectacular and unbroken by civilization. It's a pity we will have to move out from the place. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure that other villages in the neighbourhood are equally charming. And even if we find ourselves in a bigger city - it will be still 5 minutes ride from the countryside. The nature is omnipresent here and I love it!

Since the weather was so lovely (did I mention that?), when we reached the end of the village, we decided not to finish our exploring walk and to move to a different place from the neighbourhood. I remembered nice spots from 3 years ago, when I was at CERN so we went to Versoix - a beautiful place on the shore of Geneva lake. But on our way there we saw a sign saying "Chateau Coppet" meaning "Look out for some fancy castle in the village named Coppet", so we passed by.

As I already said, the villages around are rather petit, even Geneva itself is not a very big city (around 200 000 citizens) so after a moment spent in Coppet we moved to Versoix which is known for chocolate factory "Favarger". You'll see many more photos from Versoix soon because in March there will be a chocolate festival that Radek definitely won't miss. For now just a teaser.

Bienvenue en France

So this is it... After almost 3 years of applying, months of looking for an appartment, 12 hours of a Punto ride... I reached France, Rhône-Alpes region to be precise. Boy, the view from my window was worth the fuss.
Stay tuned for more photos from the land of wine and chocolate.

PS - it's sunny in here!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

1st birthday anniversary of Mati

Time passes very quickly. It's been already one year since Mateusz - my godson - was born. All the best Mati for all your future projects!