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travel diary: daddy’s little girl | chamonix, france

By April 22, 2014 europe, france, travel, travel diary

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I don’t get to see my dad very often.

So when he had a business trip booked for Europe this year, I convinced him to make his way to Chamonix.

He didn’t need much convincing. His Facebook wall is often plastered with my incessant instagramming.

I was so excited to host him in our, albeit tiny, mountain home.

As you can imagine, I was ecstatic when my brother told me he had a break in touring so he was also joining us for the week. Although I was so happy to have them both, it made me miss my other brother, Navid, even more. It really isn’t the same without him.

The gents arrived late Friday night and after a refreshing night sleep, we all crowded into our tiny lift and headed to the Chamonix markets to pick up some goodies for lunch.

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Jeans in Black | Top | Jacket in Untamed Blue | Scarf (not available, but here’s a cool one)| Boots (similar)

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In the town square, all the local vendors lay out their finest goods to tempt the shoppers.

When we first moved to Chamonix, we shopped here almost every week but we soon realized we were walking away with things we didn’t need and a much lighter pocket.

Trust me, even the most disciplined shoppers would be tried.

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But it’s not every day I have my dad AND brother in the same town, so it called for a little spoiling. We spent the morning perusing and picking out our favourite goods.

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The best part is that all the vendors let you taste pretty much anything.

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Busted!

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And you’ll always bump into people that you know and have a chat.

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But there was food to be eaten so after a walk through town, we pottered on home.

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Where we made somewhat of a spread.

A lazy afternoon was spent grazing and needless to say a few naps were had.

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The next day we took the gents for a day on the slopes. Dad on the skis and Jamal on the snowboard.

Of course he was a natural and picked it straight away.

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Dad – was a slightly slower learner.

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A lot of the day was spent like this.

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But by the end of the day, he was even hooking turns like a pro. I was so proud.

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Sabets – 1. Chamonix – 0.

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Now if you’re new to the slopes, you really can’t do a whole day so we scooted over to Aiguille du Midi for so they could appreciate the view.

It was very cloudy, but we could just see the peaks, peeking through the clouds.

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I won’t bore you with MORE photos from up here, but I couldn’t resist posting just a few of my gorgeous family.

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Zara Jumper (similar) | Zara Leggings (similar)

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Ok I fibbed, there was more than just a few. But did you believe me anyway?

It was such a treat for me to have my family here. I don’t think I can remember the last time the three of us were together.

As my parents are divorced, and my dad living in Africa, I really only get to see him every few years. During this trip it was funny to see how much like him I really am.

And my brother is in a band and pretty much constantly touring so it was extra special to have him here too.

I hope to do this at least once a year but next time, Navid definitely has to be there.

It doesn’t matter how old I am really, I think I will always be daddy’s little girl.

Anisa – The Macadames. xx

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Noni April 22, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Love this post! It makes me want to go there – you must be the perfect host. Also, your brother is gorgeous 😉

    • Reply Anisa April 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks love, he ain’t have bad is he 🙂

    • Reply margaret April 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Yes Noni – I think he is gorgeous too. You have good taste in men – obviously.

  • Reply Sher April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

    What a fun weekend with the fam! I love that market you went to, the cheese selection looks incredible!

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

    • Reply Anisa April 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Sher! How beautiful does the market look – it’s so fun shopping there. But so exxy :/ Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply margaret April 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I loved this section on Chamonix. Simply wonderful. And seeing you there with your Dad and brother was so lovely. Thanks for such a wonderful tour of the markets. Really makes you want to go there.

    • Reply Anisa April 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks mummy! Was a good week and the markets are such fun!
      xx

  • Reply margaret April 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Btw Can I borrow those boots – they really are so nice.

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