Photography was not allowed inside the chateau. This is the view from outside the looking toward Menthon. I know I have some relatives who are 'novice readers' of my blog. So this bit of advice is for you: if you want to see a bigger version of any picture just double click on the picture.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.