- “Scandaliser est un droit. Être scandalisé est un plaisir.” ― Pasolini, Pier Paolo
- RIP Natives
- Seasons in the (setting) sun
- It’s camping Jim, but not as we know it
- Foot in the crosshairs ……… fire!
- Ski gear for the worried well
- Caning the credit card
- Fashionista fail
- Ski scam of the week!
- I like to ride my bicycle …..
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Finally the French school holidays have petered out and we’re back to some semblance of peace and quiet, thank God. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend for people to come on holiday the week after all the schools have gone back, … Continue reading
Now, I don’t know about anyone else out there, but if I’m going to go on holiday I generally do a bit of basic research first. Surf the web looking for appealing accommodation, interesting things to do, likelihood of it … Continue reading
Now you may think people who spend their time on a bluebird powder day hanging about the side of the piste and peering at their smartphones are a bunch of complete tossers who need to get a life. And clearly … Continue reading
So, just as I thought it was more or less safe to book a holiday for the end of May I get a call from the resort medical centre. ‘Mrs Gimblett? We’ve got your husband here …’. I was tempted … Continue reading
And what’s that I hear in the distance there? Singing? The legendary fat lady, perhaps? OK maybe not quite yet, though if the current temperatures continue we might have to bring her forward a bit. With the zero isotherm at … Continue reading
When I learned to ski, back in the mists of time when dinosaurs roamed the primeval swamps, it was thanks to the Scottish education system. To the now-defunct Lothian Region, to be specific, which seemed to have an enormous budget … Continue reading
Finally, the holiday season gets into full swing following a week which looked more like George Romero’s Day Of The Dead than Christmas in a ski resort. It was all I could do to stop myself parading round town yelling … Continue reading
It’s an odd paradox that the holiday punter on his third day in resort usually has a much better idea of what runs and lifts are which than does the seasonnaire who has been here since day one. Which may … Continue reading
Yay, I am off the leash! For the best part of three weeks, no less – an unparalleled opportunity to get out on the tiles, snort coke off the kitchen table and generally lead the wanton single life until the … Continue reading