Tales from the Back Country. “Don’t miss the turn or you’ll go over a cliff.”

Gressoney Back Country Ski Course with Snoworks – Day 2 The day started with another porridge catastrophe – I found a piece of semi-cooked blue dishcloth in me breakfast. Blearghhh! The dogs KNOW. They have got upset about us leaving them and although we are tight on time, having to walk them and get ourselvesContinue reading “Tales from the Back Country. “Don’t miss the turn or you’ll go over a cliff.””

Gressoney Back Country Ski Course with Snoworks

Tales from the Back Country – Day 1 “You will need skis at least 100mm underfoot” said Snoworks’ chief instructor Nick Quinn at our welcome meeting. We must be the jammiest off piste skiers in the world. A week ago, thin lines of white piste wound through grass and the black run needed a bitContinue reading “Gressoney Back Country Ski Course with Snoworks”

The Vikings Have Left the Building

Peace has descended once more on the Lys Valley. The Vikings have left the building. We suspect that they departed in the wee small hours and decided not to do anything as mundane as go to bed. Nightlife here is limited – we did once see a person dance on a table in bar butContinue reading “The Vikings Have Left the Building”

That Monday Morning Feeling…

  If you read my last post, you will know that we are suffering a few issues with a full scale Viking invasion. Last night, The Vikings went a’Viking once again. Yes –you might not know that Viking, or more correctly, Vikingr, is actually a verb used to describe men behaving badly with beards, backpacksContinue reading “That Monday Morning Feeling…”