The final Stretch

I think it has really set in that the season will soon be comming to an end. I have rushed every morning to get things done so that I can go on the mountain. I have done more skiing when there was not very much powder, and now I am back on my board. The weather is trying to snow but a lot of what we get at lower elevation is just slush.  But my favorite run is still just right.
I also was present for fora photo shoot with some people. And I got involved on my skis. 

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I have had a few good wrecks recently. Last week my binding came off of my board when  I went to slow down before going off a bit of a steep drop. So I didn’t end up slowing down and my board went one way with one leg and I slammed on my side knocking the wind out of  me and my hip is still really bruised. Then on Saturday I was convinced to compete in a little freestyle comptetion that was basically going through the park and doing each rail twice and you  had to say what trick you were going to do and the competitor had to do the same as you. It was just lea and I that were female snowboarders. I came in second. But I did win best fall (s). It was a  rough day. 

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Other than that, my guests have been nice and the weather has been good. I can’t believe it’s April tomorrow!!

And I made this.
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Summer Plan : The Rough Draft.

Yesterday  all six of us (ski total employees) and Milan, drove to Morzine/ Avoriaz  for the ski total end of season party. I was  definitely  the most akward person there. I got in to the same antisocial unimpressed mood I was in at Les arcs. I Immidiatley  wanted to go home. The vans fuel injection system is trashed and when going up hill the far test we could go was 30mph. When  we finally arrived it was a bunch of drunken teenagers running around laughing and screaming. They had arranged team games and gave us a sheet of tasks, an egg to keep from breaking , a balloon, and a piste map. Luckily, the boys had other plans and when we left the group and got into the bubble, the egg was dropped, “activity sheet” and balloon were lost. Most of the runs were sludge and you had to avoid mud puddles.  Made me greatful for flaine icy runs. I got angry that I couldn’t stay on one of the drag lifts, which I should easily be able to do by now. So I went off in a huff and had coffee. The boys were telling g me to come over but I wasn’t having any oft it. Had I of been smart enough I would have found out they were leaving g to go up to Avoriaz  to the big snow park where they have jumps and obstacles.  Nope I missed it. So instead  I sat at a bar with ski total people drinking and carrying on. I decided to take a nap.

Then we moved up to avoriaz where they had arranged sledding. I at the last minute decided I didn’t want to go, dropped my sled, and went to the bar where I had a drink on ski totals tab, and sulked outside by myself. I was invited to chat with some guys from Bulgaria on holiday. Then I met the boys at the van in the parking lot To go home. They were in the park the whole day and had a blast. FINE. Looking at the sunset from the cable car down did enlighten my fowl mood for a bit. Then it took forever to get back into flaine. I went to bed. 

I was greeted by one of my guests this morning in a sling, wrapped leg, and a wrist brace. He must be in his late sixties early seventies and I guess he just stacked it on one of the icy bits. Dislocated shoulder with two fractures, fractured wrist, strained acl, and his helmet had more divets  than a gold ball.  Poor Martin!! Him and his wife are just going to go for a walk today and soak up the sun  on the balcony. Good idea.

Anyway
The plan so far for this summer is making its way.  It consists of several things.

Go back to the UK by coach plane.
Spend three weeks there sorting out things like my drivers license,  my bike that has been at the RVC since I left, swapping out my clothes, doctors check up, and catching up with relatives. Then, me and Sophie are booking a week in Barcelona. We will try to find jobs but if that doesn’t work then we will drive around Europe in a car with a tent. We definitely want to do the Almafi  coast in Italy. Then when we are in prime summer we will stop in   Chamonix for hiking.

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That’s Sophie when we all went to a hidden restaurant  in Flaine for some lunch. You ski op to a phone booth and they come pick you up with a ski doo. We went a different way and walked in. Haha.

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We got really tired after that.

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They also had a photographer come to my chalet to take pictures of the chalet and myself and my cake for the brochure next year. I’ll have to keep a look out for that catalog. Hahahaha.

summer in march

20150307_075055 20150303_125206 20150224_131314I really hate this blog sometimes. I wrote so much about things, and then it got lost. Cool

 

Anyway, I’ve been enjoying myself as usual. I had a few rough weeks with fuses blowing, beds breaking, and door handles being ripped off. People don’t understand sliding doors.

 

Half term week I had some very wealthy people from the lake district. Four adults and five children. They were complaining about the chalet the entire time. From the rooms being tiny, to not having g champagne glasses, they just picked everything apart. So annoying. But, I did get €150 tip!

 

The next couple groups were all very nice and no problems. The guests I have this week are so ridiculous.  It here’s a group of four Scottish people. One of the men is extremely  rude and the other guy is an old science teacher. They have the worst humor. Lucky for them, I can also be a sarcastic prick. It’s like when you know people aren’t going to tup well, I just don’t care.  For example, if your going to yell at me to call a cab for you to go to the pharmacy, maybe I will pretend that I DIDN’T know it shut an hour ago. Winning.

 

The rest of the group are alright, but I am definitely  ready for the next lot. I’ve got  another eight coming. And one vegetarian.  Darn!!

 

I’m currently  sitting outside the dutchman in my t shirt after a good day on the slopes. It’s been pretty warm and the snow has t been great. But I love sunshine so I don’t really care. I downloaded  sublime album onto my phone and went down my favorite run a few times just zoned out and soaking up the pretty view.

 

On days that it’s not so nice I have been going to the gym at the swanky hotel down in the forum.

 

 

 

I realized that I don’t really have any pictures of me working so I took a picture of my kitchen  in the morning when I am trying to get ten different things done.

 

 

It’s an organised disaster.

 

 

 

That’s me and Sophie and rich stopping for lunch at chalet éclairs for lunch. I had coffee and had some of her spaghetti off the child’s menu. We are rich.

 

I think I  am ready for a nap!

 

I am making a break through on summer. I want to do some un contracted work in Chamonix for a bit and have so e proper mountain climbing lessons. If that doesn’t work out or if I get tired of the mountains , I want to try find a roomate (working on sophie) to live in Barcelona .  Sophie has a biochemistry degree from Oxford and doesn’t know what she wants in life. So I think she should hang out with me haha.

 

I have a list of places I want to visit including  New Zealand, Nepal, Japan, and I now have half a dozen connections on Amsterdam to see it properly. My logic at the moment is that if I were at home in the states I would be working, and paying bills and just about breaking even.  But I can do that here too. As much as I miss being able to go hike or swim or whatever, it will always be there. And I will 100% be in San Fransisco for Jenny s graduation. Then I probably won’t be able to run out of the country for a while.

 

I need a car. I think I also need to return to the UK at some point to take my drivers test before my theory test runs out. I also need to complete the online e personal trainer certificate I am doing. Busy busy!!