We are both from England, and lived in the sea-side town of Brighton before we moved to France. We moved over to the Alps in 2007, on our first wedding anniversary. We bought an amazing penthouse apartment in La Chapelle d'Abondance, part of the Portes du Soleil ski domain. We had a few good years in La Chapelle, running our catered chalet, but our hearts were always in the Mont Blanc area. Warren taught himself to snowboard in Chamonix back in 1997, and then had many boys holidays here after that. He introduced me to the area when i was pregnant, as I missed out on the boarding then, we spent our honeymoon here shortly after. It has always been a special place for us. We have been fortunate enough to buy a chalet in Les Houches, just down the road from Chamonix. Living in the top & renting out the lower apartment. We feel so lucky to live here, the village has everything we need, and our two daughters are very happy.