Monthly Archives: February 2013

Phone line disruption, photos and crows at play

After nearly 2 weeks of intermittent service from our phone and Broadband provider, our phone line is finally fixed. I hope! During “the troubles” our internet connection would suddenly drop out, or a phone conversation would become impossible because of crackling noises … Continue reading

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Toothpaste

This morning I had the pleasure to squeeze one more brushful of paste from a tube that appeared to be finished 5 days ago. In fact, I think at that stage “the wife” suggested it should be discarded! For me, … Continue reading

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Last skiing outings and some history at Montenvers

We have had lots of rain over the last few days, with snow higher up. The snow has caused lift closures in much of the Chamonix valley, but excellent snow conditions, unfortunately, coupled with poor visibility. In addition to the … Continue reading

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Strange goings-on at the winter Olympics in Chamonix

Today is grey and very wet, raining all day. No skiing is planned so I have been investigating the first winter Olympics held in Chamonix from 25th January to 5th February 1924. It seems a very strange affair when viewed … Continue reading

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