– 25 – postcards from Cervinia, day 6

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You’re all probably fed up with picture of snow and blue skies… so how about some hotel stationery?  I don’t write as many letters as I used to… it feels weird (and a little silly) to write about your life to someone that already knows about it because they ‘follow’ you on social media… I mean… no?

But I do LOVE stationery.  Love it.  And I’m a total sucker for stationery from hotels… the printed address… the thick paper…   It reminds me of old movies, I don’t know why and matching coats and hats, gloves and handbags and shopping that was delivered to your door in boxes.  Long old cars and cocktail  hour.

When I turned sixteen my big present was a big set of letter writing paper with my name printed in red at the top of the A4 sheet.  Glossy red, slightly raised… Thick thick paper… with a water mark …  I felt so sophisticated and grown up.

Anyway, I may or may not have sneaked some of the above in my suitcase… That’s for me to know and for you to guess…

What else?

Oh yes…

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One thing I had never seen before is tea capsules.  There is a Nespresso machine in the room (love Nespresso, we’ve had our machine for ten years at home, thanks to my parents who were early converter to the thing)… but tea?  I tried the green tea and was very pleasantly surprised.  It tasted really good.

Apologies to the purists out there.

Anyway we stayed in a very lovely hotel this year, super friendly and attentive staff, gorgeous food (too nice) and our room was huge!

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(post skiing action shot)

The lobby/lounge area is full of wonderful painting of Mount Cervino (or Matterhorn if you prefer) and big comfortable sofas…

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… and wooden statues… and cupboards full of old china on display…

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C’mon… how cute is that?

 

Sadly though we’ve come to the end of our fabulous week, which it’s very depressing and none of us is ready for real life … a part from my waist line that is, I swear to you that my ski pants couldn’t have taken any more …

So it is with feelings of great gloom and woe and despair and desolation… that I’m going to give you one last mountain photo…

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… just because… I had to.

 

(we stayed at the hotel L’Hermitage, in Cervinia, a great family ran hotel)

 

 

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