Tag Archives: skiing

Week Ten: 2022

When I started this post, I was planning on going skiing, flying out on Saturday. However to enter France and ski I need to be triple vaccinated (tick) and swear that I have not been in contact with someone who … Continue reading

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Week Eight: 2022

In February 2020, I was about to go skiing, vaguely aware of some new flu type bug in China and believing the only major issue confronting us was the afters of Brexit. How small and parochial that seems now. I’ve … Continue reading

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Gotta New Motor

It’s rather incredible to me that someone with the money to buy a Lamborghini does not have the sense to avoid somewhere covered in snow. Today, a rather murky sort of day it has to be admitted, I was pulling … Continue reading

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Drawing A Snow Line Under The Day

I’m skiing. In Italy. In the shadow of the Matterhorn. Cervinia, which apparently is ‘Matterhorn’ for the locals and the town, originally Breuil, was renamed by Mussolini…. but I digress. I’m with six friends, a small hand-picked elite of post … Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One   Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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Taking to the piste

I’m skiing so not really blogging. But, you know, I can’t really not. You understand. It’s just a space I have to fill. How drab would so many lives be if I stopped?! So what’s happened, here in Austria? Day … Continue reading

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Neutered by technology

I have been in the south of France for a few days. Skiing. Poor me, eh? This was a long arranged  dad’s and daughters trip (the inappropriately named ‘Double Dees’, using a friend’s house just outside Bourg St Martin. We skied … Continue reading

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