Morzine

So, I am back from my awesome holiday in Morzine – in the end there were 13 of us (6 adults, 7 kids) in the chalet plus a couple and their two kids who were in a separate chalet.  We had terrific snow (a big relief, as a couple of weeks before, the slopes had been rather bare) and had a lovely time.

Morzine
Morzine

I did bail after a couple of hours on Friday – the group was planning to ski into Switzerland and my knees were hurting – but skied the rest of the time.  My knees are a bit sore now but will be better soon, I’m sure.

Avoriaz
Les Gets

God, the Alps are awesome.  You never realise until you get there but if you have a clear view then it really is superb.  In the photo above, we were above the cloud so got a great view of the peaks.

Avoriaz
Avoriaz

We had a go at skiing with our son.  I wonder whether teaching your child to ski is a bit like teaching him to drive – you have to restrain yourself from snapping and keep praising.  In my case, I had to keep reminding myself that HE IS FOUR.  In any case, he did a good job and I told him that I was proud of him.  He is MUCH better than last year, when he refused point blank to do a snowplough because he wanted to “go down that hill, Mummy, very very fast”.

On Friday afternoon (after I’d bailed on the skiing), I took him ice skating, which he was really good at but I was completely useless.  I stood, clinging onto the side, quaking with terror while he got round holding onto a penguin thing.  I also took him zorbing – my daughter was a bit too little for it but he thought it was marvellous.

zorbing
zorbing

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