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Ski Resort Top Trumps
We all have a favourite ski resort. Call me partisan, but mine is Morzine. Since my retirement as a chalet host there, I no longer feel the need to justify why. I’ve always avoided getting into what I call a … Continue reading
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The Morzine Chalet Project Ends
There will be no bacon run, no Land Rover angst, no food allergies to dance around and no living with 24-hour party people. But most of all the author of Skiing With Demons is looking forward to skiing without cooking … Continue reading
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Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen go Skiing in the Rain
I like it when it rains in Morzine – not least because, when it rains, the bookshop sells more of my books! Even though rain turns into money for me, I do feel sorry for my guests who’ve been looking … Continue reading
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Snow – Love it or hate it?
It’s snowing this morning in Sutton Coldfield! I shouldn’t be surprised. I’m pretty sure it has snowed here before, but since the royal town adopted me, it’s the first time I’ve seen her draped in white. England is a damp … Continue reading
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2017 – The Best and Worst of Ski Seasons
It had been the best and worst of seasons, as Dickens might have described it – one lacking in snow and beset with Land Rover problems from its outset. Morzine had seen a brutally cold January and tropical temperatures in … Continue reading
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Who are the Agents of Entropy ?
Excerpt from The Agents of Entropy Scientifically speaking, entropy is a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system. It’s also … Continue reading
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The clocks have finally gone back and it will soon be time for me to go skiing rather than writing about it. The Bacon Run looms and it’s also time to put winter tyres on Landie, fix everything on her … Continue reading
Craggy Island – Drinking (tea) with Demons
The decision to visit Craggy Island was an ecumenical matter – we both loved Father Ted despite the difference in our religious views. I thought it would be a good place to work on Skiing With More Demons (working title) … Continue reading
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Not all Chalet Girls are on a ‘gap yah-er’
You maybe familiar with the ‘seasonaire’ stereotype, but these days not all chalet girls are called Pippa, wear Alice bands and Ugg boots, and are on a gap yah-er. So don’t be surprised, the next time you knock on a … Continue reading
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Boyfriend Skiing – Another Ring of Truth
In order to atone for my controversial, Girlfriend Skiing, chapter – I thought I’d add this supplementary blog. I was tempted to simply replace the word ‘girl’ with ‘boy’ and repost the chapter – but where would be the fun … Continue reading
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Why did I write a book ?
I’m not sure why I wrote it, or more accurately, I’m not prepared to tell you the real reasons. In fact I’m not even prepared to be honest with myself about its purpose. It could have been a cathartic exercise … Continue reading
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Excitement builds – the cover illustration arrives
Just got the cover graphic from the illustrator (Dan House) – very pleased. Of course you need to read the book to understand why it’s so perfect for Skiing With Demons. It shows the Apres Aliens arriving, a backdrop of Mt Blanc … Continue reading
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You really never finish a book – it just gets published!
Its been 3 years in the writing and finally I’ve finished it. Well, actually, my editor and girlfriend (Dr Debs) have forbidden me from fiddling with it any more. Every time I proof read it I want to change something. … Continue reading
Why Self-Publish ?
Because nothing else made sense. After almost being suckered by a vanity publisher – I did my research and discovered that the world of book publishing is now completely different to how I, and most of us, conceptualise it. You no longer … Continue reading
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