November 01, 2004

What's this all about?

So, what's this web site all about then?

Well, Michelle and I are intending to spend some time in the Alps this winter and this web log is here so we can keep friends and family informed of what's going on... Oh, ok, it's so we can gloat...

We've rented an apartment in Megève, France; 10 minutes from the centre of town, up by the Rochebrune lift. We're relocating there from 3rd Jan 2005 through to 4th May and we have nothing to do except ski and explore the wonderful restaurants.

I'm stepping away from my IT consulting business for a bit of a rest and Michelle, well, she asked for a 3 month sabbatical and her employer said no, so she resigned...

I've no real aims for the trip except that I hope that I'll end the season a better skier than at the start. Though I expect I'll mostly focus on skiing, I plan to do some snowboarding and am planning on taking some telemark lessons. We've put aside a fair chunk of the budget for lessons and guiding and we're lucky to know a wonderful instructor in Megève so hope to learn quite a few new tricks.

If we haven't sold our flat before we leave then my sister and her boyfriend have kindly offered to flat sit for us - I'm sure the kind offer has nothing to do with the fact that our place is only 12 minutes away from where she works... ;) Actually, it's amazing how popular you suddenly become when you're living in a ski resort during the winter and you have a spare room...

Hopefully, once we get out there, we'll post a regular diary with pictures and video; until we go you'll just get occasional postings relating to the preparation. We're driving out from London and, now that this site's up and running, the current focus of my attention is getting our transport sorted out...

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Posted by Len at November 1, 2004 10:35 PM | Categories: Season 1 - Preparation

Hey Len, looks like you're turning into a ski-bum!

Visas are here, house has a buyer, shippers are booked. Fly to Sydney on 7th April, arrive 9th. Last day in office 31st March.

Will keep reading the blog though!


Posted by: Nick at February 28, 2005 10:12 PM

Congrats and good luck.

Posted by: Len at March 1, 2005 05:18 PM

Hi Guys,
Hope you are having a fab time and there are no broken bones.see you all soon xxxx Deexxxx

Posted by: dee at March 1, 2005 05:24 PM

Ah... now I understand. God you make me sick ;-)!

Posted by: Minty at March 3, 2005 12:14 PM


We live to serve ;)

Posted by: Len at March 3, 2005 04:55 PM

I've placed a link to your great site at: under "Travel" (

Check us out at Chatter News ( We're a private blog about backcountry powder skiing at a place called "Chatter Creek" If you want to give us a reciprocal link, that would be great.

Have a great winter.

Lockie Brown

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