Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Friday, July 08, 2011


{JO = Jeux Olympiques, which = Olympic Games, of course.}
The above image was on stickers put up all over town
by the anti-Olympic committee.

As you know, Annecy didn't get the 2018 Winter Games.

Judging from the general lack of interest and support here in town,
not to mention the much-mocked disorganization 
of the Annecy Olympic bid committee,
I wasn't very surprised.

Even though it was 99.9% sure 
that there was absolutely no way we would win,
Anna & I still wandered down to the Pâquier,
the great big lawn in the centre of town next to the lake
to watch Annecy lose the Olympic bid on the big-screen 
 yesterday afternoon.

I'd be lying if I told you there were 
or the type of tension you could cut with a knife.


However, there were 
lots of families, 
people wearing blue {the official bid colour}, 
a bit of half-hearted flag-waving
& then the announcement everyone was expecting.

Oh well.
You win some... you lose some, n'est-ce pas?

Monsieur Flag {the red one is the official emblem of Savoy, this region of France}
Stage?  Check.  Big-screen?  Check.  Crowds?  No comment.
Waiting to hear who the winner is...
Feeling blue...
I guess those Annecy 2018 shirts will go to the back of their closets...
Even the sky knew about the colour scheme.

Somehow our names weren't on the list for the Annecy 2018 VIP Lounge... pffft.

And the "Bungee Fun Run" didn't really appeal to us...
So we posed for a flag-waving photo...

... or two...

And then checked out the line-up at the official souvenir boutique.

Hats off to you, Pyeongchang!


  1. AnonymousJuly 08, 2011

    At least your town will not have to go into debt or start unfair taxes (HST) to finance the JO. Get me one of those cheap (size large) hats, eh? When I get there in September Dad

  2. My boys shall continue to wear their Annecy 2018 t-shirts with pride, and Alan will keep on drinking his disgustingly strong coffee in his Annecy mug. Snow, ice and us... We still <3 Annecy!

    I can't believe you didn't go for the Bungee Fun Run. My boys who are notoriously impatient have been known to stand in a line for 30 minutes to take a turn at that! You have no idea what you're missing!

  3. That wasn't some lost Danish dude on a bike?


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