We've arrived in Annecy, where the weather is sadly diabolical. But the weather was never the point of this holiday for me. It's a rare opportunity to abandon control, and just to relax and make it up. Living the life of planning, anxiety and control that I do, coming down here to camp in the torrential rain is exactly the point.
I haven't had time yet to put any of the history of the area together yet - our wander through the centre was just too fleeting, albeit interesting. But we have a few more days exploration yet, which I intend to enjoy to the fullest!