I can’t believe it is. I have never felt less Christmassy despite the snow. We have been provided with a tree and I’d collected fir cones and was going to dry some orange slices to make into bundles with cinnamon sticks but don’t feel particularly inclined. Not helped by the atitude of our guests, who don’t appear to want to enjoy themselves and are already sniffing around for where they can claim compensation! Roll on the complaints. At least we have last week’s excellent guest feedback forms on which to fall back and not just from family members.
We are having a spare hour in the chalet whilst they’re all out and our wifi is back up so it’s an opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and healthy 2015 before it goes off again! We have over a metre of snow forecast this weekend which may make our commute a little challenging. (Our current guests were asking for free board and lodging if they get snowed in – I’ll give them a tandem down the hill if necessary but they are leaving on Sunday!) Our accomodating is quite luxurious by staff standards (the photos may show otherwise!) but is probably a good 1/2 mile from the chalet and uphill most of the way.
Unfortunately this includes a long fligh of step’s otherwise we could ski or sledge it. Whilst the accommodation is basic it is more than adequate and the view is stunning – not that we get to see much of it in daylight.
We managed a couple of hours on the hill yesterday and discovered a nice new run which was remarkably quiet. It was around the back of the nearest hill, the front of which is south facing and therefore green so no-one would expect there to be a nice blue/red run round the back. We decided to indulge ourselves in the mountain restaurant and splashed out on a hot chocolate, can of coke and portion of chips to share. It was a while before we realised that our neighbours was one of the couples from our chalet probably thinking that we must be paid too much. There goes any chance of a tip – not that there was much of one anyway. We acquired 1/2 bottle of Disarrono and some shampoo from last week’s guests, not sure this group will leave anything but dirt!
Happy Christmas xx