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RIP Natives

Oh shit, is it winter already? Bugger. That’s what you get for signing up for a so-called ‘summer’ season which doesn’t finish until after the bloody ski show. What was I thinking about? I’d like to say it was some … Continue reading

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Ski scam of the week!

Winter seems to be upon us once again, the telltale signs being ski and board shows in London, online over-excitement following occasional snowflakes spotted on resort webcams, and stupid articles in the national press, a sector which seems to be … Continue reading

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How to buy a lift ticket. Part II.

I thought I more or less had this covered in last year’s post, but now that the festive hordes have finally turned up after a Christmas presumably spent stuffing their faces at home with the family, it would appear that … Continue reading

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Mummy, can I take the bubble wrap off now?

Interseason is holiday time, and once again rather than heading for the exotics we find ourselves back in Blighty, this time driving round Wolverhampton on a Saturday afternoon when the local footy team is playing at home, looking for a … Continue reading

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You know where you can stick your zeitgeist

Back in the day, branding was something you did to livestock and slaves. And they didn’t like it much either, what with the hot irons, excruciating pain and spending the rest of your life being tagged as mere property. (Not that … Continue reading

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Breaking news … it can get a bit chilly in winter

Our annual smugfest regarding Britain’s pathetic inability to get to grips with winter seems to have arrived early this year, with a dusting of snow across much of Blighty resulting in the usual hysterics followed by hand-wringing. Pity really, as … Continue reading

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We don’t need no education

I gather from reports in the likes of the Daily Mail (and even the serious press from time to time) that education is going to the dogs. Modern children don’t know their algebra from their elbow, proper sciences have been … Continue reading

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Modern life is rubbish

Now, I might as well put my hand up to being unemployed at this precise moment, failing to offer the taxpayer ‘best value’ and possibly even sponging off the state as a ‘lifestyle choice’ (although I do look at the … Continue reading

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Switch on, tune in, zone out

One of the things which makes life abroad a comparative piece of cake these days is easy access to news, entertainment and general communication in whatever language you like. No longer do you have to hunt round a dozen maisons … Continue reading

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Serious Saturday morning sense of humour failure

Right, that’s enough. Yes I know this is a tourist area and we need to be welcoming to all of our seasonal visitors, without whom the place would be a ghost town inhabited exclusively by a dozen gibbering old crocks … Continue reading

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