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Ski tour

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Got the skins out today for a short hike up Chaudannes. Can't say the ride down was very enjoyable, thin snow cover and rocks most of the way, so quite a few scratches on the skis. But still good to get out on the slopes for a bit. Really hoping for some more snow to fall soon.

A visit from the parents and first ski of the year

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My parents got here just before last weekend and we had a great couple of days together. Even got 2 days of skiing in, one in Tignes and one in Val. We also had a small pre-birthday celebration with dinner out at the pigs which was great and almost daily battles of bananagrams. More celebrations followed at the office and then at home with some friends in the evening on my actual birthday.

First proper snow

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First proper snow is finally here. Very happy that we sorted snow tyres on the car this weekend. In between doing some work in the flat we also made it out for a walk around town to enjoy the snowfall.

Back to building

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Ross and I have both been really busy lately and haven't had any time off together for a few weeks. So we decided that this weekend when we finally had some time that we would grout the big brick wall in our bedroom. It's one of the few big tasks left to do and one that would be faster and more efficient to do together. We finally finished an hour ago and could start washing all the brick dust up! Definitely will be getting a sealant too so we haven't put all furniture back yet but it seems a small task compared to this one! A bit too dark now for a photo of the finished wall but here's one from yesterday.

Edinburgh

We did manage to get a couple of days in Edinburgh as well this time. We drove up on Sunday and met up with Daniel and Megan in the city. We had a show booked for later that evening but figured we could sneak an extra one in before as well as dinner. The first show we saw was Mr swallow and the vanishing elephant at the Pleasance. It was a quite family friendly show that's most easily described as A magical circus act. We did enjoy it and ym favourite part was the rendition of a duet from the phantom of the opera that the guy performed solo jumping from one side to the other.
After that we got some food and continued on to see The Stevenson experience, a musical comedy with a set of identical Australian twins which was great fun!
We spent the night in Perth before heading back down to Edinburgh the next day to see some more of the festival. We met up with John and carried on to see the Newsrevue at the Udderbelly which we all enjoyed. It was a musical/comedian commentary on rece…

Mark & Kat

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We flew back to England end of last week for Mark and Kat's wedding near Redditch. Both the ceremony and the celebrations that followed were lovely. We had a great time catching up with everyone, enjoying the delicious food and dancing away to the band.

More fun

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We had Anna, the kids, Phil and Alice visiting us in Tignes the other week. Lots of activities and fun including a high rope course in Italy and lunch in Aosta. I was working in the weeks but Ross managed to get out on the lake and do a few more activities with them which was great!