Spent a lovely holiday in the Loire valley, which got us thinking about whether we could afford to buy somewhere of our own in France. After some searching we decided it was a possibilty and that we would spend the winter deciding where, how and when. After much searching on the internet during the Autumn, we decided that as our favourite hobby is skiing, and our favourite resort is Serre Chevalier, we would look for a small apartment there. We realised we could get a larger place for the same money, but would be able to guarantee rental during the Winter. Deep breaths needed.