MIKE'S GREAT ADVENTURE...

An old fart's gap year!

Welcome to Mike's Great Adventure, a blog for me to record what a new and special year can offer.
I hope that you enjoy what, where and how I explore new opportunities.
It promises to be an exciting ride and I invite you to read on, and enjoy.

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Lynn’s Birthday Weekend.

A lovely weekend celebrating Lynn’s birthday. Afternoon tea at Rosie’s Tea Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa , delicious dinner and overnight...

British Swimming Championship!

Live from Ponds Forge in Sheffield. I’m here to watch my nephew Jack Muncey swimming in the mens 400m front crawl. An aspiring Olympian,...

I’m going home!

After a fantastic time in Morzine and Meribel it’s time to go home. Thanks to Ski-lifts for great transfers all season and I hope that...

Inside the Bond Villain’s lair

Each time I go inside this man made cave at the Prodains Avoriaz lift it makes me think of a Villain’s lair from the James Bond movies....

Dog Sledding with Huskies!

Many thanks to Katie and Josh for a fantastic Christmas present. What an experience! I am sure that many people have thought the idea of...

Apres Ski…

A phrase we all know and in my case usually standing for a couple of beers after the skiing. Not this time! Meribel has a music festival...

On top of the world Ma!

The view from the top of Val Thorens. This picture was taken at 10300 feet above sea level. I think that this is the highest I have ever...

Pastures New!

Although I have been skiing since my early 30’s, I have done all my skiing in Le Portes de Soleil which encompasses resorts in France and...

Father and Son

Despite the snow being patchy at the apartment there has still been plenty higher up. it took Joe no time at all to rediscover his...

Here we go again…

The last leg of the skiing trilogy is about to begin! This time I’m going with my son Joe and after a couple of days in Morzine we will...

A Gig-tastic evening

If you can remember this post punk band then you are probably even older than me! Do you remember when your pop idols were the definition...

Le cascade de Nyon.

When the melting snow is added to the usual river water it comes down with some force. This was the highlight of my mornings walk whilst...

The path less travelled.

Getting away from the crowds is easy when you choose to go where they have not! Today I was between guests with John departing this...

Joined by John.

My brother in law John has arrived to spend a week skiing and keeping me company. He was keen to get started straightaway and despite a...

By request…

A regular reader has asked for more photos of white snow and blue skies. The weather has been cloudy recent but here is a snap from my...

Dinner or a cultural exchange?

Sometimes only a Roast dinner hits the spot! Okay I know it’s not Sunday but sometimes you just feel the need to indulge in a real roast...

 

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