Welcome To A Winter Wonderland, Courchevel

This blog post is long overdue. We went skiing in mid-December and usually I get so excited to put my travel blog posts up, I do them the very day I return from a place, but with it being December, time slipped away from me and I’m now typing this up at 7am on January the 6th! So I really need to say Happy New Year to you all! I will be doing a New Year blog post though, so I won’t rabbit on here about how great Christmas was and how ready I am to get back to work and make 2017 my best year yet. Although, I will quickly say, I hope you all had the best Christmas break and are excited to begin the new year, I hope it’s an amazing one for all of you.

As I’m sure most of you will have seen during my Vlogmas videos, I went skiing for the very first time. It was the most incredible experience, terrifying, but incredible. Firstly, the place we stayed was out of this world amazing. We stayed at luxury ski-in, ski-out hotel, Le Portetta. However, I would not describe it as a hotel, if you guys know me and my ‘hotel’ taste, you’ll know I like a boutique style, homely place that doesn’t feel like a hotel and Le Portetta was exactly this. It’s all in the little touches, like when I fell asleep by the fire a member of staff came and laid a blanket over me. We felt so looked after and at home to the point where I came down for hot chocolate by the fire in a jumper, pyjama bottoms and fluffy socks. Heaven. Le Portetta organised ski lessons for me as I’d never skied before and I have to give a massive shout out to my instructor Geraldine…she was the most patient, clever and inspiring lady and I can’t thank her enough for giving me the confidence to strap two pieces of slippery wood to my feet and slide down a snowy mountain. Skiing is tough, but so rewarding and fun as you start to get the hang of it. Also, theres something so magical about being in the mountains – the view from where we went for lunch one day just took my breath away.

Anyway, here are some photos from my trip…it was far too short so Jim and I are already planning to go back. Hopefully Geraldine will be willing to hold me up again and prevent me crashing into fellow skiers and snowboarders on the slopes (unfortunately there was an incident where Geraldine didn’t make it in time and I crashed into some snowboarders, needless to say, the snowboarders were v. unimpressed).

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