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Friends in high places!

IMG_5461 by nice_cup_of_tea
IMG_5461, a photo by nice_cup_of_tea on Flickr.

My friend K is more like my big swissy sister - she keeps me on the straight and narrow, is a mine of information on all things swiss, babysits occasionally and is my home from home, her kettle is always on!
This last weekend she kidnapped me and whisked me off to Vals, in the mountains of Graubünden (about 2 hours drive from Zürich)

We stayed in this gorgeous spa hotel, in the refurbished 60s rooms in the external tower block. Fab food, wine and the spa (with thermal water) was to die for.

The weather was grey and wintery, the landscape was grey, slatey and wild. The lake above the dam was a fantastic shade of aquamarine. There was some snow.

But our conversations were honest, open and full of belly laughs. So much so that I nearly lost my voice!

Thank you K, I really needed to get away :-) My three boys had a fine weekend without me and didn't seem to miss me at all - result!