A cracking good morning around the Motte!

30 March 2013

It was blowing yesterday afternoon when I was out with Janine and it was evident from the wind direction that the lee slopes would be those in Tignes facing the sun, and with the warmth the altitude of the Grande Motte was the place to head this morning. Thomas, Chris and I all headed to the Funicular in Tignes via the Tommeuses piste, as the Borsat was closed first thing, and once upstairs we had some great skiing off the edge of the Genepy and down onto my shoulder. Unfortunately we couldn’t see much and we needed to tip-toe around, but the snow quality was excellent. We then headed up the cable car for a good run from the top down to the Leisse chair, followed by another on my shoulder in better visibility. Then we had the best of the morning, with was a cracking run off the Cairn. The pistes weren’t very pleasant by this stage so we opted to ski a warm, and I mean warm, Familial to finish. I’ve managed the ‘splat du jour’ two days in a row, and in fact today I gave the spectators a choice of two, although I think the first head-plant was the better of the two!

I had a lovely young lady named Sammie skiing with us today and she and Baye got along famously like they were long lost pals. Sammie slotted in beautifully and we look forward to seeing here again soon.

On family matters, Andreas has the weekend off and is home entertaining his brother and his family who are visiting from Sweden. Andreas has been looking forward to his brother’s visit and they’ll be having a great time. Gill is feeling a little better each day although she still isn’t ready to ski or drive. It’s all getting pretty frustrating for her as she’s not very good at sitting still all day, let alone for 11-days, but she’s putting on a brave face. Millie is off to her little French friend’s birthday party followed by a sleep-over while Katie is out tonight with Red Ray for a crepe and then a drink at the Blue Note. Thanks Ray.

I didn’t have much luck with my camera today as it seemed to be firing blanks but I did get a couple so do have a look. And thanks Penny for a lovely drinks party last night, it was very much appreciated!

Sports Report- It’s 2-0 for West Ham at the moment as the second half has just got under way. I’ll be following it nervously in my Hammers shirt in front of the computer, which of course is pretty sad!

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