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This week in BSM we have had Anne and Klaus visit, they arrived with the snow and brought the sun.....we've had 6 consecutive days of sun, the first time this year, which is wonderful to ski in, but does indicate the changing of the seasons, hopefully we'll have one or two more dumps of snow before we leave here in 3 weeks. Look at the photos, only 7 days apart, of Anne and Klaus arriving and leaving.
Unfortunately Anne had a fall while getting off a chair lift on ...
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 ...
... book for Philomena, the man in the box office, pointed out in French, that there was a VO alongside the movie title, or at least that is what we thought he was saying, it turns out what he was saying was that inspite of the programme indicating that the movie was VO, it was in fact, dubbed into French. Fortunately we had a vague idea about the movie, so were able to follow most of it. It was strange however to hear Judy Dench speak French.
... amazing day Maurice hadnt skied for a while so legs tired so down on 4 pm funicular which was crowded as lots of people leaving
With suit cases (saturday is change over day in all hotels) so funicular just left as it was full
No ski school so no ducklings
Saturday always light day due to change over
Last day and amazing day blue sky and warm 12 a little busy but not too ...
... ride across the valley. 1st ski run steep and solid ice we all hated it , off up the top to the wide open spaces and much drier snow. We took the gondola from Belle Plagne to the top of the Roche De Mio at 2700m, from here we stop for a drink before carrying on down the Tunnel run which actually has a 70metre long tunnel that you have to ski through. Quite freaky as there are dim lights inside ...