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... week we babysat Lara, Ivy and Roxy which was great fun. In the afternoon we went skiing together. They are great skiiers! I was also asked to take a 13 year old boy out skiing and show him some more advanced stuff! Tomorrow Leo and I are babysitting one of the guests 5 year old son who is French! I think we're going to go sledging! My French is terrible so we'll see how it goes.. hehe.
If I have failed to mention how wonderfully nice my host
parents are, then I have failed at relaying my sincerest gratitude for them!
Instead of just leaving me to my own means of figuring out how to ski, they
took me out in the afternoon to give me my first lessons. We practiced on a
little hill in front of the ski lift first, and then they took me one what
would be considered the “bunny hill.”
Even Sylvie admitted that ...
... was so proud of us but eventually, we had to go catch our bus!
It was this day that my infatuation for this sport has reached critical mass! I still ( two weeks later) spend so much of my time thinking about how to get back to a mountain and ride some more! I think proximity to a ski resort will be one of the things that stand out on all future job perks!
From a state of nostalgic infatuation, with love,
... look for that green at the top. A second failure, but this time we stayed together and moved from one lift to another until finally we found the greens!
By this point we were both sore and not fully warmed up or comfortable on our skis/board, so we decided to stop in some trees at the top of one of the greens and eat our lunch. After lunch, we were amazing! we were both practicing our carves and slaloming down all of the ...
... in the world, drinking coffee and hot chocolate in the sun on the slopes, eating crepes and fancy cheese and meats, relaxing in the spa and sauna in the evening and drinking the nicest beer I have ever tasted. I think I could get used to this life. Good thing I get to go to Whistler next week and continue living the dream in Canada. With love from France. Bec xx Days skied: ...