Well, there goes my plan to do a blog post twice per week. In my defence, I was on holiday and I don’t know about you but when I am away, I tend to slip away from social media.
How to build your following whilst being a social recluse? I haven’t quite figured that out yet.
Anyway. I went skiing for the first time, I thought I had done it once as a little kid but apparently, that was snowboarding. So on my return, I realised I was much more beginner than I first thought!
We stayed in Tignes, France and it was all pretty incredible from the chalet which sat amongst the piste to the snow-covered streets and mountains I loved it all.
I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed it and picked it up and I hope it will become a more regular occurrence in my life. However, I got a concussion and it has put me out of action for another week. So a one week holiday has turned into over a two week holiday, one which I am not thoroughly enjoying. Hopefully, that won’t be a recurrence.
Here are my skiing highlights including some essential tips!
- Your ski boots will be hella uncomfortable.
- Expect to fall an awful lot.
- When using chairlifts and pomo tows for the first time don’t fall off, it’s really embarrassing.
- Don’t be surprised when skiers more competent than you fail to avoid others on the slope at high speed.
- Your legs will be dead at the end of a full day of skiing simply from being inside your boots.
- Even if you’re a beginner, ask for your bindings to be tightened up so your ski doesn’t pop off when cornering at high speed (not recommended).
- Always wear lots of sun cream (particularly important when your blonde and pale.
- Enjoy the Apres ski but don’t drunk and ski.
- Staying in a catered chalet is delightful. You can ski your heart out all day and come back to a three-course meal every evening with lots of wine.
- Always wear a helmet.
- Don’t fall on your head
- And finally, wear a helmet!
*I interrupt this blog post to discuss a serious matter*
We have all heard lots about the current ‘pandemic’, coronavirus is continuing to shut down various aspects of society. We left France on Saturday the 14th. That same evening France decided to shut its ski resorts including ours – talk about lucky, we managed to enjoy our holiday event free.
By now all the UK is in lockdown, many aspects of society have halted and we are only allowed out for essential trips once per day. Those who can work from home are doing so and people going to work are the ‘key workers’ – big up to the NHS staff. Some people have been impacted by this more than others and as always it’s vulnerable people who are at greater risk. It’s heartwarming to see the sense of community this incident has caused, something which I think our society has lost touch with. However, in this time its important everyone listens to the facts and doesn’t go into panic mode – remember stress lowers your immune defences, stay healthy people.