Category Archives: Summer Season

Seasons in the (setting) sun

Time for a spot more Guardian-bashing today I’m afraid – I know I’ve been here before, but when they line themselves up so neatly in the crosshairs it’s hard to resist. I do read other news websites, honestly, and it’s … Continue reading

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It’s camping Jim, but not as we know it

We all know what camping is about, don’t we – getting out in the fresh air and back to basics, just you and your little tent, roughing it without the clutter of modern life between you and nature. Etc. Often … Continue reading

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Aladdin’s Cave welcomes you. And takes Visa.

Camping. Ah yes, back to nature’s basics. Fresh air, the simple life, just you and your oversized hanky getting away from all this stressy modern gadgetry and consumerfest frenzy etc etc. Not. In fact, camping is a gear freak’s wet dream, … Continue reading

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Nurse! The jacket with the long sleeves please.

So this week I will be mainly having myself sectioned before curling up into a little ball in the corner of a room with suspiciously soft walls and sucking my thumb. Or possibly I should just check myself into one … Continue reading

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High tech self flagellation

The Tour de France will not be gracing us with its presence this year, something which you might think is a bit of a disappointment to us all. And indeed it might be if you’re the owner of pretty much … Continue reading

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Loitering within tent

Apparently most review-writing bloggers do it in return for free stuff or even actual folding wonga, if you can believe that. I could argue that this compromises the impartiality of the resulting writings and stake out the moral high ground … Continue reading

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Ready steady cook!

The end-of-season scramble to scrub everything down and get out of resort without losing tempers, dignity or accommodation deposit resulted as usual in piles of discarded food and occasionally drink. Although my share of this year’s alcohol booty consisted of … Continue reading

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Four wheels good, two wheels better

The quest for sensible interseason exercise options continues apace, though with the summer opening of the outdoor pools and a 90 minute lunchbreak the onset of morbid obesity is fended off for the time being. Cycling has been up for … Continue reading

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And the winners are …. !

Summer seems to have given up the ghost early this year, what with snow down to 2600m and a persistent north wind which necessitates the wearing of winter boots and a vest (in addition to other items of clothing, obviously). … Continue reading

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Sitting in a hut for a living – summer in the Alps

My move from Marché U into lift ticket sales was generally seen by most of my acquaintance as a sign that I was going up in the world. I’m not entirely sure why, since both jobs are that of caissiere … Continue reading

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