Switzerland 1973 & 1974

The following photos extracted from slides in 2006 just before we left Cornwall for Spain.

Stephen was born 11/11/1973 in Clinique Las Charmettes, Lausanne.

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We then lived in a room at The Residence Hotel before renting a flat in Verbier, where I took skiing lessons, with my mother coming out to look after Stephen
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First photos taken at Verbier when Stephen was 4-6 weeks old, then ones taken at the company flat where we lived from 18/12/1973 onwards for a year

I then broke my leg on 18/12/1973, on the last day in Verbier, just before returning to Lausanne to take possession of the long awited flat! I was in hospital for 6 weeks, Stephen joining me after a couple of weeks . David and his secretary, Beatrice, looked after him in the interim

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My parents spent Christmas in our flat in Lausanne, but my mother blamed David for my accident, so not a happy time! - hence no photos?

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David's parents came over when I came out of hospital, still on crutches for several weeks
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The company flat, overlooking Lac Leman, was really luxurious - worth the wait after the awful bedsits that we had been offered!


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A jazzy company car to ferry around our new addition
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On the balcony of the luxurious flat


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A cheerful, contented baby
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And a beautiful city in which to live


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Down near Lac Leman
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Up in the meadows near Verbier- probably in May 1974

We took a short break along the Canal du Midi in the Spring of 1974.


Chris Grant