We enjoyed our ski trip to Serre Chevalier a couple of years ago so much that we decided to go back and stay at Pinewood again - and take a few friends with us.
This was my first time skiing in a group (not counting skiing with new friends made in chalets, of course) and it was great fun. Between six of us, we had abilities ranging from 'complete beginner' to 'could probably ski backwards with eyes closed' to 'not actually skiing on account of growing a baby'. It was nice to all meet up for lunch though - and to... continue reading »
Winter dog walks this year have tended to get quite repetitive, and not involved venturing too far from home. February seems like a good time to change that, so we picked a walk from the AA '50 Walks in Gloucestershire' book - Turbulent Tewkesbury. This is one of the few walks in the book that doesn't have a map, so I had a quick look online and found that someone had already roughly plotted the route on OS maps. Very convenient.
We started in the Vineyards, and (mostly) followed the signposted Battle Trail, with an addition to walk through Margaret's Camp.... continue reading »