- “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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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
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
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
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
The middle of Les Menuires in February seems an unlikely place for a sit-in, if only because sitting in rather precludes getting out on skis. Seasonnaires aren’t generally the most militant of groups either, being chosen for their laid beck … Continue reading
Last time I wrote a book review I must have been about 13. And it may well have been The Lord of the Rings, chosen on the grounds that I’d already read it and therefore wouldn’t have to do more … Continue reading
A is for … arse. Yours, if you make the noob mistake of getting lashed every night then eating fry-up and going back to bed in the morning because you’re too hungover to ski. B is for … bus drivers. … 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
Yes yes, I know you’re all out there surruptitiously ticking off the days on your desk calendar and posting excitedly on snowHeads about ‘how many sleeps’ (Honestly, how old are you, six and a half? Get a grip.) until you … Continue reading