When I'm not writing about the day to day goings on in Courchevel I like to try and expand the area of coverage.
Which brings me to my second book review of the last couple of years. (I'm a slow reader).
Written by former Seasonnaire Nikki Bridgeman A Cat called Ponky is squarely aimed at a younger audience (6-10 years), although I've heard that adult will love it too.
You can tell summer is over when you receive the first email for the London ski show. You also get a slight shock when you see the price.
Last year I brought a ticket online for the Earls Court show at the end of October, only a few days before the show and paid Â£13 (Â£12 + 1 booking fee). So not really a very early bird discount. This year the location and the price hav
Since writing part 1 of Courchevel is Dead, two major things have happened. The old incumbent mayor, who has been in office for nearly 2 decades, has been replaced and the 2015 winter season is all but finished.
My Part 2 rant is about the very large disparity between when the resort closes and when the resort actually closes.
When you book a ski holiday with a tour operator itÂs all too easy to tick the box to include their ski hire prices. There is nothing inherently wrong with that but when people spend ages looking for the best price for a holiday they donÂt realize that they could get a much better deal when renting their boot and skis.
In the age of the internet, where you can find deal
Now before I start I should point out that IÂm no foodie, I come from a country where the (highly processed) tasteless white sliced loaf is what we pitifully describe as ÂbreadÂ. So no expert at all. But even I can take the bakers equivalent of the pepsi challenge.
As IÂve said before, ski resorts (generally) are more monopolistic than larger towns. Whether it be th