Morzine: what they don’t tell you

“I’ve got good news – you’ve been placed in Morzine, France, as a Chalet Host. It’s a lovely little town, really quaint and picturesque…” The vague words of Victoria, from the HR department, were literally all I had to go on for my new ‘home’. In the rush of only have nine days to leave […]

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Girls just want to have fun

“Did anything… Happyn?” Asks Ben, with a sly wink to David, who’s scrolling through the various dating apps on his phone.

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The Snowstorm run

I’m running through the mountains at midnight in a snowstorm. Black pines whip past, an empty road hairpin bends into darkness ahead…

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Bluebird boarders

Like crows they hulk upon the mountain ridge, this dark-hooded clan of snowboarders. I stutter to a halt at the end of the line, shamefully inelegant, and scan the snow below us…

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Ice Hockey – an education

The atmosphere is electric. Fans who’ve dragged drums from their homes stand proud amidst the roaring crowd, banging the heartbeat to the chant ‘Allez Morzine, allez allez!’

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