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About fred1960

Old Bloke that doesn't know when to stop

Monty B and Winter Returns

That’s right Winter has returned to the Alps, we were expecting spring skiing in March. That’s long sunny days with hard packed piste in the morning with slushy snow in the afternoons. Well Bettie and I decided to Ski Brévent … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day & Me old Hat

So Betty and I have settled in to Chamonix life. In our nice apartment, It is right in the middle of town. This has some advantages, but can also be quite noise at night. Even though we are on the … Continue reading

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Chamonix

Bettie and I, have had a long held dream, of spending a season in a ski resort. If fact we were even going to try and work as chalet host one year but decided that we would wait until we … Continue reading

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Ethical Home Hunting In Devon

Last weekend saw Bettie and I back in the West Country looking for a place to retire. This is part of our ongoing plan to discover the country and look at potential areas where we might want to settle down … Continue reading

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Ski touring with Alex in Chamonix

I am back in Chamonix for a long weekend with Alexander. A quick for four days, of skiing and ski touring.  I have booked into an AirB&B and Alex is staying with Chris his best man from his wedding last … Continue reading

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A long wait at the airport & I’m sick again :-(

We are now back from skiing. We left the apartment at 4:45am on Saturday. It was snowing and had been for some time. The journey started badly, there was a coach stuck on the small climbed up to our apartment. … Continue reading

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Skiing in Val Thorens again

Bettie and I are back in Val Thorens for another “Escape Christmas” ski holiday. We have been going on holidays over Christmas and New Year for the last 25 years. There are two reasons for this: We like to ski … Continue reading

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