Travel: Annecy: the Venice of France

Annecy is a town best explored on foot, with an insatiable appetite and a camera. Nestled in a mountainous valley by a lake, with its waterways and winding cobbled streets, this town rivals even the beauty and magic of Venice.

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10 things I learnt from doing a season

I won’t wax lyrical about how incredible doing a season is. There are many who would take one look at the lifestyle and run a mile – and rightly so. Living with 34 boys under one dilapidated chalet roof? Waking up to thudding bass at 3am? Pulling collarbone clavicles from too much snowboarding? No thanks, […]

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The Jungle Jam

Last Sunday, hundreds of Morzine residents poured into the Aubergade Hotel to support refugees in Calais at the second Jungle Jam event. With more of a festival-feel than a fundraiser, the Jungle Jam was buzzing from morning til’ night. Families enjoyed treasure hunts and bouncy castles, a BBQ smoked under garden tents, there was even […]

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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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Poo in the face

Four weeks ago, I dragged my overstuffed suitcase through a gaggle of hooded smokers to a battered chalet door. Someone barked the code and I clumsily punched it in, falling up the step.

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I quit my dream job

How often do we stop and look at our lives? Can you step back and see it objectively? I tried. I stepped back and saw several things.

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