Nothing written for a while. Well thats because I've been away in very sunny Sauze D'Oulx on a snowboarding holiday. I'm really tired after this holiday and going to work today was hard after finaly getting into my own bed last night. Our hotel rep only came to our hotel when we were out so we never saw her. But apparently my parnets did whom were unhappy with their room! I was worried about the hotel that I had booked as it was the only one of two avaiable for this week and is only a two star rating (so was the other). However our room wasn't bad, especaily as there was three of us in it, unlike some places the room still had some space. We even had a balcony which as per the last place Matt never ventured on - but did come in handy for keeping the beer cans cool and water bottles.
The week went quick and we visited a few additional resorts as ours was sunny like I said and not so snowy, although there was enough in the resort to keep us well entertained for the 3 days we did stay there and use the slopes. On the Tuesday we went to Sestriere and while it is well covered by snow cannons I still preferred the slopes of Sauze D'Oulx. Thursday saw us coached further a field to Le Grand Serre Che - Chantemerle in France.
This place also had snow making facilites on the lower slopes but as you went higher and less central the snow litterally dissappeared into borwn patchtes. For Friday we were closer to our resort and went to Claviere for the day where the snow and lifts were good if limited for the snowboarder due to the number of drag lifts! Before we went to France I went into a hire shop to see if they would be willing to take off my flow bindings and hire me some different ones to try out as the flow bindings were hurting. I went back to strap type ones and they were much more comfy and I felty better and more confident in them. Unfortunatley they are a pain to get on compared to the flow but before I go on another holiday I will be replacing the flow with strap type ones. That if I ever get them back form British Airways - who never had any of the ski / snowboarding equipment put on the plain from Turin! They have acutaly phoned today to say they will be delivering to my home tomorrow.
I can remember vaguley before going on Holiday going out on Friday night for a quiet drink and to watch Third Day Away at Extra. Apparently I got in at around 5am in the morning! I can remember being round John Prices for a while with Neil Allen and guess I just fell alseep round there. Not good really as I had to get up to sort out my hair, a mothers day present and some shopping before heading away. I also got my front tyers changed on my car with some high perforemance Goodyear Eagle NCT 5's. I should now be able to drive up to 310KM/hrP in the wet. Ah as if my car would do that!