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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Strictly for the women

Vikki and Pete turned up on time courtesy East Coast on Thursday tea time.  Chicken curry with home made naan breads a surprise success.  Friday gym swim and facial then  fishialty at the pub.

Women ready for the off to the Strictly Show

Meanwhile Blokes went to the Matinee to check out some idols in a bit of Gothic London in Sherlock Holmes

Women return with great tales - FAH BU LOUS!  Austen was the winner.....

Sunday visited Ann and Phil, Hez and Helen - snowbound at Airport - 4 hour delay - nightmare end to a great weekend

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rabulous Darling

Seem to have been cooped up for a few days - so headed out west for some Keswick Therapy.  Nice lunch at 26 followed by a blitz round the shops - new Rab Neutrino for instant winter warming - better late than never, and a birthday base layer from Margaret.

Went on to Booths for bits and bobs then out to Castlerigg for a short walk, well, that was the plan.

Unfortunately seemed to get distracted by all the fantastic views and got a bit off the beaten track and bogged down in the badlands by St John's in the Vale.

Plodded doggedly on, regained the road, and made it back to the car at 17.00 as the sun sank behind Grisedale Pike - fabulous.

Got home in no time to home make a pizza base so cheated with a Morrisons bog basic with added extras from the cupboard.

Base layer back in the bag - too tight and icky - an excuse for another trip soon.

Bookending this blog with a belting Blencathra 

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Bozel or Bust

Thomski 2010 - destination Bozel, Thomski Central located at Chalet Courcheval in the town (900m). Access Paradiski (via Champagny, 7 minutes) and Three Valleys (via Courcheval 1300, 15 minutes).

Got on the hill for 2pm Saturday for a very cold but powderful afternoon, skied Paradiski Sunday, Monday; Courcheval Tuesday, Wednesday; Paradiski Thursday and finally Courcheval on a very snowy Friday (boys only).
It is the year when helmets gain critical mass (Thomski, Hot Dog and Her Luminescence)

Her Luminescence at Col de Loze

The Saturday afternoon team on the Rossa run above Champagny

New and somewhat slightly wild hair style being modelled at Le Pilatus restaurant near the Courcheval Altiport

A bit of a white hell on Friday.......

Video here