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Quick weekend trip

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Escaping London for the weekend

A quick weekend break to visit my brother in Geneva and escape the hustle of London for a weekend!

We took a day trip into France on the Saturday to go to a fresh spring swimming pool in the mountains in Combloux. The water was freezing but this was quite refreshing given the 34 degree heat! Perfect for kids too - they were all having a great time in the pool including my little 2 year old niece. The scenery from up here is so surreal that you feel like you are in the middle of a postcard surrounded by beautiful landscapes and mountains, including the famous Mont Blanc.

In the evening we headed back to Geneva and to a lovely Italian restaurant with a little play area for the children.

The next day I got up early (well for a Sunday anyway!) and took the train to Lausanne to see my friend who lives there. A quick stop at the Olympic Museum and a quick tour around his flat later ('do you ever miss England?' I ask as we look out at the incredible views of Lake Geneva. The answer...

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“Swimming in a fresh spring pool with Mont Blanc in the background - a blissful life!”

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Swimming in a fresh spring pool with Mont Blanc in the background - a blissful life!

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