A brilliant morning with Millie!

10 April 2016

The sun was shining today for the girls last day of their season and while Katie and Gill skied with Margaret I had the pleasure of Millie joining my group for the morning. Chris, Thomas, Henry and I all headed to Tignes to ski spring snow and everyone had a fantastic morning covering a lot of ground. Chris skied the Lavachet, Glattier, Sachette and Familial while my team skied off- the Verte, the Borsat, the Lognan, from the Aiguille Percee down through a Palafour couloir, the Sachette and the Familial to finish. Both Thomas and Henry skied variations and combinations of and it was a cracking morning enjoyed by all, and Millie loved it!

I’m enjoying the banter at the Gourmandine in the morning as Dan Egan and his friend Mike are there along with Henry and the rest of our team. Dan and Henry go back a long way as they are both from the Boston area and our morning meeting is always good for a few laughs.

The roads to Lyon were incredibly busy today and I’ve never seen so many Gendarmes on duty. The two motorcycle cops who caught me a couple of years ago and ruined my rally driving through their patch had caught someone in exactly the same place as me. Then Gill spotted a couple of motorcycles lying in wait outside the airport and she reminded me to take it easy when leaving. Sure enough this guy went flying past me and was pulled over thirty seconds later. Good spot Gill! Unfortunately I was flashed between Albertville and Moutiers doing 110 in the 90-zone by an innocent looking car in a lay-by. Hopefully I’ll be saved by the UK plates but keeping a modern car down to 90 isn’t easy! Lame excuse but the only one I have!

It was a brilliant win for Leicester today as they inch towards the impossible. Tottenham kept the pressure up by thrashing Man U but it’s getting agonisingly close to the finish line for Foxes.

We should see some more sunshine tomorrow along with some wind. The freeze won’t be as strong tonight but it should get cold enough for another good morning of spring skiing. Stay tuned and I’ll miss you girls!

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