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Val D'isere 08/03/2015

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08/03/2015 Sunday

Got up at 1 a.m. In the morning and caught a night bus across London and then a further night bus to Victoria where I caught the train to Gatwick. I was the first in the bar and met all the others. I got a good kip on the plane as I bought some extra legroom and I had a lot of space to myself. I also got some sleep on the 3 hour bus journey. I sat next to Jemil for the journey. When we got in I went for a quick run up and down the green slopes to get my eye in with James and Leo. After an hour of that I went for 4 mile run up the valley. I then went to the apres ski and we met Nick who had been in 8th day years ago he was living in Val d'isere. The band was very good. Went back and had wine and then a meal which was a buffet and very filling later on myself, Ree, Abby and Trevor went to try out some bars. We went to the Underground bar and had sambucus. Then we went to the lodge bar we was quite drunk by this time and where Ree had the misfortune to be locked in the toilet and had to be released so we went home at this point.

09/03/2015 Monday

I got up early and was out with Marie at 9 a.m.. Unfortunately my lift pass didn't work and I couldn't start skiing till 10 a.m. So I skied the morning on my own. I used the ski tracks app and I did about 11 miles then I had a quick break at lunch time. Then I was able to meet Marie and Josh and Alice and Jen and Alison and we did 5 and a half miles in the afternoon we came back on the ski lift to avoid a nasty blue run and we saw all the 8th day people in the bar below, so we went back to the bar and we have the upper bit to ourselves. We did a lot of dancing on the table and Mitch danced on top of the wall and was told he was too rock and roll. we walked back then and had dinner. After dinner there was a little bit of jenga playing when we went to the morris pub where we had stayed before 4 years ago for some games of pool. Myself and Julian did very well for a while but then worse be turnpike lane full stop the band we get thing in the afternoon was in the pub and listen to them till after big night and allison and we did 5 in a heart miles india afternoon we came back on the ski lift to avoid a nasty blue bond full stop and we saw wally 8 the people in the bar play so we went back to the bar and we have the upper it to ourselves full stop does a lot of dancing on the table and mitch dance on top of the wall what was cold he was to rock and roll full stop warwick back then and had dinner full stop after dinner there was a little bit of gender playing when we went to the morris pub where we have stayed 4 years b4 full stop for some games of pool full stop myself and julian it very well 40 while but then worse be turnpike lane full stop the band we get thing in the afternoon was in the pub and listen to them till after big night full stop new line new line new line full stop

10/03/2015 Tuesday

Out early again with Marie, Josh and Alison. I managed to slip over on the lift which was very icy at the start of the day. We had a good morning though and went pretty well. Apart from an accident with a small child which left me with a bent pole we had a nice lunch on a balcony I met all the others and we joined up with Jen. We skied in the afternoon without incident but it was a bit slow, but we all got down safely. We met fendi envy and we went for a run. Our first attempt found us waist deep in snow we then ran along a ski track and then back to the hotel doing about 4 miles. In the evening after dinner we tried to sample coopers sparkling beer Alex said was the best in Australia. We went to Victor's bar first as dick’s t-bar was not open. But it was happy hour with 2 beers for 7 euros. When we got to Dick's tea bar they didn't have coopers sparkling. So we went to the Blue Note bar this had table football and Youngs London ale. I got back to the hotel about midnight and stayed up talking with Jon and Mike till 1 a.m.

11/03/2015 Wednesday

I got up fine at 9 a.m. And went skiing with Marie and Josh and Alison and Alice and we did a lot of greens. I also did an extra blue with Matt at lunch time we met up with Jen again and did a few greens. Ben myself and Marie did the blue and red. I got back to the hotel and went for a 5 mile run with Ree up the valley to about 2,200 metres. After dinner we drink a bit in the bar and heard the nominations. Then we went to the Morris pub. Trevor bought a large round of sambucus, and me and him had flaming sambuca. Then Glen and Sandy bought vodka and coke and jager bombs and I bought sambuca so we all had three drinks. After dancing in the Morris we went to dirty dicks and proceeded to have some more vodka and cokes. It was a very good night and we were very drunk finally Glen called it a day after 3 o'clock.

12/03/2015 Thursday

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13/03/2015 Friday

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14/03/2015 Saturday

I didn't get up early and did not head out till after noon. I saw Sandy Marie and Ree having some food and stopped and had a coffee with them. It was another great day of sunshine and I did about 15 miles on the mountain. My highest speed was about 40 miles an hour. I did quite a lot of reds and practiced some moguls. I tried to go up the grande motte but the cloud had come in. I eventually took the red down to catch the bus as it was getting a little dark on some of the slopes. I did a bit of shopping and then had dinner. There was a speech for Ross but I missed it as I was in reception. We had a drink there then went to the morris pub which was quite empty until we arrived as it was changeover day. I lasted till about midnight then called it a day.

15/03/2015 Sunday

We had to wake up at 4 a.m. And had a quick breakfast in the restaurant. The coach left at 4:45 a.m. And I slept most of the way. It took an hour to check in at Grenoble. Then straight into more queues to get on the plane. I had another sleep on the plane and then it was a quick train ride back to London Bridge.

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