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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A room with a view.

This was the view from the apartment window this morning after snow fell gently all night… We sit in the Vallee d’Ardoisieres (the slate...

One year Anniversary

One year ago today my Dad passed away unexpectedly. I don’t know if it is just me but bereavements always seem like yesterday and a long...

A busy Half term!

It’s the last Friday of the UK half term and the decent weather has brought out the crowds. Some cloud, some blue sky and some big winds...

Time together is precious.

Whether skiing, walking, eating together or just a chat on the phone, time with my kids is very important to me. Of course they aren’t...

Domestic bliss

Even a great adventure has some down time… I have had a great week at home spending time and catching up with Lynn, dog and friends. The...

Achy legs

After the skiing the legs feel heavy but as there are more adventures planned after the ski season, today was the first day this year on...

All good things come to an end.

Skiing season Part One concludes today. So, my first fortnight skiing ends today and I am off home for a week to see my lovely wife and...

Friends Re-United...

Bienvenue a Morzine mes Amis! Today I was joined in resort by friends from Quorn. Welcome to the party fellas! Just in time for the fresh...

Fresh but wet.

Loads of new snow and lots more falling through the day. Here’s a pic showing what I was trying to descibe in the last post. Joined by Al...

(Short) Ski Sunday.

It’s been a while since these bad boys have seen any snow but we all enjoyed getting reacquainted today. They are old and well used but...

Not quite Dave Rydings!

Congratulations to Dave Rydings who last week became the first British mens skier to win a gold medal. He did it in the giant slalom (You...

"A good walk spoiled?"

This quote is generally attributed to Mark Twain but a little research shows that it was coined by American writer Harry Leon Wilson in...

Only one direction "home"!

How long do you need to live in a place for it to be "home"? I lived in Teesside until I was 18. I have now lived in Leicestershire for...

Life's a Beach!

What is it about beaches? Great in the summer sun when packed with people and also fabulous when almost deserted in the winter time....

 

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