Tag Archives: weather

There’s no pleasing some people

This time last year we were all moaning ourselves into an early grave about lack of snow. Grumble, boring, where’s our snow, rubbish season, we’re taking our ball and going home, humph, we all said. Incessantly. Though to be fair, … Continue reading

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Physical jerks. Or do I mean joggers?

The vexed question of the interseason exercise regime raises its ugly head once more and in an increasingly pressing fashion following the best part of two months spent doing pretty much nothing whatsoever other than wandering out to the boulangerie … Continue reading

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Snow in the Sahara

I don’t know about global warming (and I have a nasty suspicion I have this in common with the huge majority of so-called climate science experts), but it has to be said that the celestial bigwigs seem to have handed … Continue reading

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Life in the fridge

Right, I’m afraid it’s game over as of this Christmas. I can no longer delude myself that I am some young fit sporty type who can get away with scuffing about in boots and a hoody and scoffing at old-person … Continue reading

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Back on the chain gang

Thank you for buying Acme Comedyvalue EasyFit™ (Not) snowchains. Please read the following safety and fitting instructions carefully before throwing them to the ground and jumping up and down on them in a rage. Note that all instructions are written … 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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Fauna on fora

Say what you like about internet fora, they serve an essential purpose in keeping the worst crashing bores out of live social interaction. Thanks to the old interweb, your chances of being collared at a social gathering by some borderline … 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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But trust me on the sunscreen…

The meteorological pendulum having swung the other way, we are now embroiled (or possibly just broiled) in a heatwave. Temperatures in darkest Burgundy are forecast to reach 38°C over the weekend, which may prove something of a culture shock to … Continue reading

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What ski resort? It’s all about the mud … and the naked ladies.

And there you all were, thinking of 2Alpes as a major international snowports resort with some of the best summer glacier skiing Europe can offer and a snowpark which attracts riders from all over the world. How you could have … Continue reading

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