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Food for thought

We’re leaving the slopes and returning to the UK soon from Val Thorens for a few days to celebrate Christmas with our “UK children” – and one of the things we’ll do, like everyone else, is enjoy some family time over a good meal.

I love to eat well and I think food is one of life’s great pleasures. I really enjoy eating dishes that are made with lots of fresh, organic, locally sourced foods, as I really think the way that food is produced is of the utmost importance when it comes to nutrition – and taste. What we put into our bodies is so important to our health and well-being, and I totally agree with Hippocrates, who said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Continue reading

Skiing toward Christmas…

December is here and the run-up to Christmas – and for us that usually signals our first ski trip of the season. We are off to Val Thorens next week, which is always a wonderful change of environment. It is a place that fills us both with delight; there’s such a fresh, healthy feel to it. Our apartment there is an exquisite place – it’s relatively small, compared to our house here, but we have spent years making it just how we want it to be – and that includes glass walls so we can wake up and look straight out at the mountains. For me, that is something that always lifts the spirits.

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New Year’s 2014 skiing in the Alps

There’s always a lot of hype surrounding New Year’s celebrations. People put all of their efforts into ensuring the night of the 31st December is the best of the year. But it’s all a bit much for me. As I’ve grown older I’ve moved away from wanting to have one, grand night and have become much more concerned with spending time with my family and friends. Now my favourite thing to do at the end of December is to take a trip somewhere and enjoy a fantastic week-long holiday, rather than focus on just one night.

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