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Meribel ski

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Over the weekend we popped over to Méribel to meet up with Shaun and Nicole for a ski and some food. It was great to have a catch up and get some skiing time in.
 In the meantime we're also getting little bits done around the house, like getting handles on door and cupboards. 

New floor

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We finally have a floor. After having moved out last week to stay in some temporary accommodation we now finally have a floor and the apartment is more or less dust free. No more obligatory slippers! We're not slowly working away at the little things to get settled in but this was definitely a big box to tick.

Sweden and our first ski of the season.

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Better late than never. Sweden was a blast, we had an amazing time seeing family and friends, ate a crazy amount of food and celebrated a late Christmas. The snow did get to us again as we headed back as the road to Tignes was shut so we ended up in a hotel in Albertville overnight! Snowmageddon showed no signs of stopping until this week when it's finally started to clear up a bit. And we finally got some skiing in. This is probably the latest I've ever skied since moving here, but that's the way it goes. And we're now past the one year mark as apartment owner's. Yesterday's day on the hill was great, we made it to all areas of Tignes and had lunch at the loop. All in all pretty amazing.

En route to Sweden

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So yesterday ended up being more dramatic than expected. The road closure put in place for storm Eleanor that was supposed to end at 6am in the morning was prolonged and we were given a curfew. No one was allowed out on foot or by car in resort because of the avalanche risk. The advice given was stay to stay inside and don't leave your home. This meant that we couldn't leave for work in the morning and even our departure for Geneva airport seemed in jeopardy. At about midday the curfew was lifted and people were allowed to walk in their part of resort but not further and cars were still not allowed so the anxious wait continued. Finally at 17 the safety commission had a meeting and decided to open the road to Bourg which happened just before 19. We were among the first in the queue of people waiting to leave and we drove down through the rain and made it to Geneva just before midnight. A less than optimal night of sleep followed at the F1 airport hotel but we are now aboard th…

En route to Sweden

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So yesterday ended up being more dramatic than expected. The road closure put in place for storm Eleanor that was supposed to end at 6am in the morning was prolonged and we were given a curfew. No one was allowed out on foot or by car in resort because of the avalanche risk. The advice given was stay to stay inside and don't leave your home. This meant that we couldn't leave for work in the morning and even our departure for Geneva airport seemed in jeopardy. At about midday the curfew was lifted and people were allowed to walk in their part of resort but not further and cars were still not allowed so the anxious wait continued. Finally at 17 the safety commission had a meeting and decided to open the road to Bourg which happened just before 19. We were among the first in the queue of people waiting to leave and we drove down through the rain and made it to Geneva just before midnight. A less than optimal night of sleep followed at the F1 airport hotel but we are now aboard th…

New Year

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2017 was a good year but also a tough year with tons of work with changeover days, working school holidays for the ski school and then from May onwards. renovating the flat. Safe to say, we've not had much time off. However there's lots to be thankful for to, spending important birthdays and Christmas with family, finally being home owners, friends who've been there for us throughout the year. I think Ross probably agrees with me when I say that I hope 2018 will bring us a bit less work and more time to ourselves. (Also, can't believe it's now January and I/we haven't skied yet this season! Especially given that we have crazy amounts of snow.)


After moving in last week, we slept for one night in the flat before heading off to the UK for Christmas. We had a lovely time, I finally got to taste a proper British Christmas dinner (and some yummy Korean food, courtesy of Sunjin) and I even got my own Christmas sock! We saw lots of family and friends, played games, at…

So much to do, so little time

My lack of posting has been due to everything that's been going on. We're running a bit late on the flat and so we've moved to yet another temporary accommodation for a couple of weeks. We've even decided to delay a couple of things in the flat til later in the season or even next spring.
Hopefully I'll get back to some more posting once things have calmed down a bit but it's going to be a couple of more intense weeks of buildinh first!