Yesterday’s feel-good factor was dampened with news that Richard H needs to return to England......

08 February 2009

Yesterday’s feel-good factor was dampened with news that Richard H needs to return to England to sort out a hopefully minor eye problem and Clive is also flying back as his house has been burgled in his absence. Gill picked up Katie’s bug, followed by Millie who I was up most of the night with, and I’m trying to convince myself that I’m fine. So far so good although I felt tired and weak this morning. On the positive side, it snowed around 20cm’s overnight. Andreas and I headed to the Fornet hoping our luck would hold visibility-wise, but for the most part we were skiing wonderful snow in thick cloud. We did manage some sunshine on the Pissailles but it was very cold and my team opted for a hot chocolate before continuing on in the Combe du Signal. TJ headed towards the sun in Tignes and had some great skiing, but like the Pissailles there was plenty of evidence of last night’s wind. Fortunately the clouds thickened everywhere during the afternoon, and although the Ladies Downhill was cancelled, the good snow in protected areas will be awaiting us tomorrow. (I’m about to watch the rugby and then might brave the Hammer versus Man U match later on. Come on boys!) No snow is forecast but I’m sure a few flakes are still floating about up at the Fornet.

PS. Our present thoughts are with the people of Victoria, Australia…….

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