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25 March 2011

It was another scorcher today with blue skies and unseasonable temperatures. Chris and I decided to return to Tignes and we started off with 30 excellent turns in powder off the Mont Blanc piste followed by a five-minute walk. We then skied piste into Tignes en-route to a very good but limit Cocaine Sud, followed by more lovely powder and spring in the Sachette. Fiona cut her time in half from yesterday for putting on her ‘skins’, which allowed her more time for the walk. It’s important that those who need to take their time walking get their ‘skins’ on quickly so that they don’t need to start walking at the back of the group, which is discouraging. Bravo Fiona! Hopefully I gave Jean a little more time for photos today but he hasn’t posted them yet. His brother Bernard finished his week today and it’s been fun having les Freres Ribart together.

Henry was also working and the last time I saw him he was heading off to try to find a way through the Super Santons. He was then going to stay on the Val d’Isere-side for the rest of the morning but I haven’t heard from him. Knowing Henry I’m sure he had a great morning.

Gill’s Mum Liz arrived with Penny last night so the girls are really excited to have her here visiting. Of course it means more naughty treats from Chevallot and dinner out, and they’re both developing a taste for the good things in life. Lucky little people! Today Katie’s class are having a picnic around the lac de l’ouillette with some school children from Aime, while Millie swears she’s being taken up in a helicopter during her class visit with the Pisteurs. (I hope she does get a ride as compared to just sitting in one, but we haven’t had a permission form to fill in. Mais, viva la France!)

It’s so warm that Gill, Liz and I ate lunch on the terrace in sleeveless vests and shorts. Hopefully we’ll get some clear weather tomorrow morning before the clouds and snow arrive for Sunday and Monday.

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