Its xmas time, and theres no need to be afraid

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Apparently ginger is in again this season, so the girls are all interested in

checking out his collars and cuffs.   Finarr Finarr.



Ski School is in full swing, a few photo's attached for y'all.

I'm now teaching in the adults school, although I still get sent down to the kids

every now and then.  As part of the professional development, myself,

Woody and Ryan the Lion (a bit like a smaller crazier Mr T from the A team - but white)

went and attended the CSCF (Canadian Ski Coaches Federation) instructor level 1.

We all passed on the first day, so the next two days we spent spanking it around Apex

mountain - which was nice.   We can now team people how to race and ski faster.

It's a great course but it proved to be detrimental to instructing back
up at Silver Star.    Taking absolute beginners down a
black on their first day shouting "faster, ski faster you smuck"
doesn't help.



Some sad news - Marie Helene and Hugo are leaving the area to return to Quebec.

Don't ask me why, the area they are going to is as flat as a witches tit and doesn't

have any snow.   Apparently they do have an active swingers community and a

book reading club.   Should keep them occupied for three nights.

With this sad news in mind I'd like to start a campaign to keep them in BC.  

The campaign will be called - "Keep the totty in BC" or for those who are more culturally

orientated "Keep the nice French Folk in BC".

Please send your comments and words of support to the blog.

Personally I think it's a crying shame that Gizmo's godparents are leaving him.  



With this in mind, I'm dedicating this blog to Hugo and Marie Helene, hence all the

photo's.



Speaking of Gizmo, he sends his regards.  He's now cocking his leg or at least

to trying to.  He still can't get past weeing on his leg, but at least the boy is trying.



Right I'm off, I swear that Elaine will write the next one.



Have a great Xmas and New Year and remember those immortal words from Jim Bowen

"Keep out of the black in keep in the red, there's nothing in this game for two in a bed...."



We Miss You ALL.
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janeyd
janeyd on

How rubbish am I
As you have probably noticed I have been incredibly rubbish at keeping in touch and responding to anythiing you've posted over the last however many months, and as we never managed to meet up for those farewell drinks before you left so I deserve nothing other than ignoring so thanks for keeping me on your blog list. I'm sure you expected nothing less anyway!! (Have always been pretty rubbish.)

Sounds like life is pretty fab out there and certainly not grey, dull England. I particularly like the look of Gizmo and hope his toilet abilities improve soon.

I've had a knackered knee all year and looks like skiing is off the agenda forever more, along with most hobbies which is pretty depressing - am trying to convince myself that golf and pottery are worthy ways to spend time, but this train of thought usually sends me back to the physio - which is good.

One day, when I manage to save throughout the year to pay my tax bill instead of having to use all my holiday savings to fork out to the INland Revenue in January, I will visit - ski season may not be best though although I can love the mountains without wizzing (slowly as I was always pretty rubbish at it anyway) down them... I've got friends in Vancouver as well - exactly how far away is that???

Have fun this winter, keep sending the blogs. Hugs to both!

Janey D
xxxxx

hkingsto
hkingsto on

hiya Will
Hi Will,
Great to hear from you.
Still here at Oracle - just spent 2 hours on the M4 this morning trying to get into work - can't you glad you have moved away from all this rubbish!
Everythings the same - weather is weird this year - its still over 10C some days...in December!!! Wet though, and we are sloshing around at home with the horses - not much fun. Fields are so wet, they can't go out much, and have to do lots of road work as make holes in fields. We have just taken on a new horse (for Marcus the husband) - he's 20 yrs old, and needs a quieter life, before he is properly retired - gorgeous old gent, with hogged mane, and big droopey bottom lip. We have 3 lambs left - getting braver...ones in the freezer, and it only took me a fortnight to stick him in the Aga rather than the previous 6 mths!.
Geting ready to do the usual Christmas thing - visit both sets of parents, and eat like horses. Need the break / rest, so really looking forward to it.
You guys sound to be having a ball - really pleased for you both.
Anyway, EWC thing still not there yet - getting closer - who knows.
Happy Xmas to you both,
Helen.

barrystanyer
barrystanyer on

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year
Hiya,
Wow the snow and slopes all look excellent it's good to see you coaching again. I hope your skiing is better than your squash. What a lovely place to be at Christmas so beautiful, I envy you in such paradise good on ya for taking the chance and living the dream.
All the best for the festive season.
Barry, Annette, Bobby and Jack

gracedyson
gracedyson on

hello from down under
HI guys,

Oh, it all looks so beautiful. The mountains. But the new uniforms look swish too. Good to see Woody living the dream. I miss skiing. Don't miss it getting dark at 4pm though. Gearing up for Chrissy w the fam after 2 yrs away. should be good. Looking forward to time on the beach with the cousins who probably don't remember me. Had hannah, Dave and Alex come visit a couple of weeks ago. We had a great time seeing the sights of Melbourne and drinking in the street.

Have a great Xmas and new years

Grace

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