I got so carried away with the kerfuffle about leaking pipes, I suddenly remembered, whilst eating a square of the Swiss chocolate I brought back for the girls, that I haven’t reported back after my girls ski trip. We went to Morzine in France, flying to Geneva, with about an hour and a quarter drive to the resort. There were to be seven of us in total, and a friend and I travelled in disguise with the aim of surprising some members of the ski party who didn’t know we were joining them. Our mission was to see how far we could get without being spotted, and at one point, in Terminal 1 at Heathrow, we were in the same Pret a Manger as the girls (incognito) and believe it or not we even managed to board the same aircraft, and slipped past them unnoticed down the aisle of the plane, and hid at the back! I had a handy pashmina that doubled up as a burka which I hurriedly used at one point during the flight, and my friend had an extremely large pair of Chanel sunglasses! We were secretly giggling behind them at passport control, and made ourselves known at the baggage belt. Our pelvic floors were put to the test during our undercover operation, but all was good I am happy to report!
We had such a fantastic four day break … great skiing, snow and sun, lovely food which wasn’t over priced, and a comfortable chalet; the only thing the trip lacked was anyone who would drink Jager bombs with me! Sadly the girls, who were all older than me, bottled out literally, so not wanting to appear like a total lush I decided to act like the grown up that I should be, and stuck to wine! I also ignored a text that I received from the UK when I landed which said “bag yourself a ski instructor”. Before I know it, I will joining a book club, hosting progressive suppers, cleaning the village church and learning to play bridge (not wishing to offend many of my dear friends!)
And so it is back to the real world of being a domestic goddess .. muffins, flapjacks and brownies are back on the menu, the laundry is up to date and my lovely family have me back at the helm of mission control!