Monthly Archives: December 2010

More Impressions of Banff

Monday was the second of our days off skiing over Christmas.  The thinking was that the ski hill would be very busy.  Despite the apparent marked fall in numbers of visitors from the UK, it was indeed very busy.  We … Continue reading

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Frozen North PS

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Frozen North

Many years ago we changed the whole nature of our Boxing Day as a family.  We got fed up with just sitting around and eating yet more food and becoming bloated and lethargic.  So we started asking friends over, going … Continue reading

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Alternative Christmas

It was inevitable that this Christmas was going to be different from any other. Before Ruth was born Enfys and I used to split our time over Christmas between her parents in Surry and mine in Salford, travelling from one … Continue reading

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The run-up to Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

Thursday was our day off from skiing and the day that the world seemed to descend on Banff for Christmas.  The appartment block seemed to suddenly fill up, the streets and shops of ‘downtown’ were suddenly thronged with people of … Continue reading

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Taken for granted

On Wednesday Ruth and Tim had a lesson first thing in the morning, getting up at the crack of doom to catch a  bus at 06.45 to start skiing at 08.30.  Very uncivilized.  Which meant I got to make the sandwiches … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Blues

Back to skiing at Lake Louise on Tuesday and 3 major changes. First major change, the bus to the ski resort has changed timetables and is not only more frequent but stops outside the hotel our apartment is attached to … Continue reading

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