Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A day in the life of a Merinanny...

FUN AT WORK   ....
I arrive at work on a very cold but beautiful sunny morning, today I have one child who is 3 and a half years old. After parents have gone off for the day the child and I have a play of her favourite game, chasing each other around on the floor pretending to be dogs! what an adventure.... and the sound making turns to lovely singing and more imaginative play...
After this we wrap up warm and off out on the sledge. As the chalet is right on the piste it's easy to pull her along on the sledge down to the village. We hop on the bus to Courchevel to do some sledging in the fun area they have there, as well as some building in the snow. Our favourites being dinosaurs and dogs!
After this I take her to soft play, she has a great time playing with others and we have a dance together in the disco room. Tired but not exhausted we head back down on the bubble and then  on to the sledge she goes and I pull her back to the chalet.
After lunch we do snow painting, which involves food colouring mixed with water in a squeezy bottle and then 'paint' the snow... It's a very popular activity!
By the time the parents return the little girl is very tired but happy and she excitedly shares her day with her mum and dad.

By nanny Rebecca 2015 Meribel


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

La Grande Odyssee 2015

La Grande Odyssee 2015


Once again La Grande Odysee is coming to the Grand Massif and what a sight to see. Samoens and Morillon will again host the opening ceremony of this 12 day race. Which is now the biggest stage race worldwide. 25 mushers from around the world will race for 2 weeks over 750 km through France and Switzerland.

Saturday the 10th  January will see the prologue stage at our very own Samoens lac aux dames and morillon’s lac bleu with opening ceremony and entertainment such as music, igloo building, trappers’ village, food and drink and topped off with fireworks.

Stage 1 will be in Les Carroz with Stage 2 returning to Morillon, Samoens, Sixt-FER-a-Cheval, Flaine and returning to Morillon 1100. With the mushers and their dogs visiting all areas of the grand massif no one should miss out on this spectacular sight.

For more information visit http://www.grandeodyssee.com/en/index.html


If you would like to experience this event and the beautiful back drop of the Grand Massif ski resorts then please contact Merinannies to see how we can make your children’s’ and your holiday even better! We have nannies waiting to meet you.