Saturday, 21 December 2019

Travel updates (Flight delay 1 hr 40 min)

15:00 GMT  Just leaving Gatwick in 2 LJ Edwards coaches.  All being well we should arrive at around 15:45.

13:26 GMT  We have bounced down and are taxiing.

13:15 GMT  On our descent to Gatwick.

13:20 (Swiss time):  We are airborne but have been delayed by about 1 hr 40 min.

12:40 (Swiss time):  Engines will be starting at 12:50.  TOM4609 if you want to track the flight.

12:13 (Swiss time)  Boarded plane, expecting to leave at 12:30.

10:35 (Swiss time):  We are at Geneva airport and the flight has been delayed by an hour.  Will post updates.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Sartorial elegance on the slopes?

Some of our skiers dressed up a little for the last day on the slopes, but then the morning's skiing was cancelled owing to 108km/h winds and blizzards.  We are waiting to hear about the afternoon session.

Waiting for a weather update:

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Wonderful Wednesday
Alpe d’huez

Pizza with Year 9

The Year 10 and Year 11 pupils went ice skating on Tuesday evening whilst Mr Knowelden and I took all the Year 9s out for an excellent pizza.  It was a restaurant we hadn't tried before and we were really impressed; the service was very rapid and the pizzas were excellent.

More advanced skiing

Whilst I was out with the beginners groups, Mr Shambrook was off up the mountains with one of our more advanced groups and sent me these photos.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Civilised skiing

This afternoon I went for a very civilised gentle but productive skiing session with Ben, Joseph and Jos.  Bernard, the excellent instructor helped the boys with their snowplough technique and Jos and I practised our parallel turns.  The sun was shining and the pistes were not at all busy.