Summer skiing

Val d'Isère opened up for summer skiing on Sunday with a few slopes in the Bellevarde, first time in 82 years. I of course couldn't resist the temptation and headed up for a morning ski. Safe to say, I wasn't there for first lifts at 6.30am got up with the funi at 8 which was good as the snow still was hard but just starting to transform a bit. Lapped the pistes until it got too sticky to get all the way to the marmotte chair. Definitely worth it and conditions were at least as good as end of season is usually if not better!

Featured in the Telegraph

A couple of Propaganda's photos for La Rosière were featured in an article by the Telegraph last week with both me and Brice as ski models. I'm sneakily in both photos wearing different clothes 🤣.
Check out the article here. and below are some screenshots with the photos.


We finally managed to finished the first coat of paint in the bathroom and the chimney and now have two of these storage spaces. Still got the doors left to fit but it has meant getting 4 bags of stuff off of the floor!


We had a work meeting in Paris this week which meant getting the TGV (high speed train) up there for the day on Wednesday morning. I'd luckily organised in advance to stay with a friend in Bourg due to the early alarm as there was a massive avalanche on the road to Tignes on the Tuesday afternoon, effectively cutting off access over night. So in the end, Ross had to stay over too.
The trip to Paris felt quick as there is no stop en route to Paris and we got there to a beautiful sunny spring day. We had time to walk down the Champs Elysées and have a bite too before heading to our meeting and then getting on the train back home in the evening.
A long day which then finished with a snowy drive up to Tignes but good fun and nice to see Paris, if only for a few hours.

Photo shoot

Enjoyed having a day on the mountain during our freeride photo shoot in La Rosière this week. We had some really nice powder snow and got some great shots, especially at the back of the fort and on the Combe de moulins (the ones below are just some quick snaps from my phone). The hike out was really warm as we'd all dressed for the forecasted -20 which didn't happen. 

We all wolfed down our pastas quite quickly over the Italian side after that. The day felt quite long though as we drove up the night before to be on location early and didn't go to bed til after midnight and by the time we'd packed up and driven home on the day it was again late evening but definitely worth it! Really great to have Ross come out and help too, along with our models Bowie and Cecile.

Getting there

So we, and by that I mean mainy Ross this time, have worked to get more things ready in the flat over the past week which means we now have units in the bathroom, and soon another working sink, our Buster&Punch hooked lights over the kitchen table (onle need to shorten the cables a bit), the TV on the wall and our latest find, Authentics wardrope coat hangers in the entry.

The Killers

On Friday we left for Sweden and Stockholm to go see the Killers live and spend a long weekend in the city. We stayed with Jossan and Micke who showed us around and even took us flying in an air tunnel.
On the Saturday I met up with Astrid, Julia and Frida for a catch up before the concert too.
A great weekend all in all, unfortunately a long trip home with delays that had us land in Lyon and sent on a bus to Geneva for an arrival at 4.30am...