Monday, 28 January 2008

27 Jan - Blown Away By Blokarting!

Thanks to Bill from East Lothian Outdoor Ed for organising great wind and weather for our days Blokarting at Belhaven beach, Dunbar. A crew of East Lothian staff gathered on the windblown beach, quickly learned to assemble the karts, quick lesson on how to control them and off we went - brilliant fun if you ever get a chance to have a go.

25 Jan - Life Before Scotland (Part 2)

The story continues. While the summer seasons in Greece were brilliant fun, variety is the spice of life someone once said. So we spent a few winters in the mountains of France. The ski season is memorable for it's highs and lows (appropriate for a mountain resort). We enjoyed 3 amazing seasons of great snow, brilliant skiing, meeting loads of people and enjoying running a chalet right on the slopes. I also remember these seasons as the hardest I have worked often up at 6.30 to help with breakfast duties, getting the clients out on the slopes, happy in ski school, fix skis, shop for dinner, balance the books, always remember to fit in some ski time then sort dinner, entertain guests and finish off the day with a beer on the way home. Crawl into bed about midnight and then do it all again the next day and the next.... Tiring but great fun. Beckie and I reckon when the girls are all grown up we might relive our youth and go and work another season??

24 January - Life Before Scotland

This blog is hopefully going to be all about getting out and about in Scotland and enjoying everything this amazing country has to offer. But before moving back to Scotland last year I spent the previous 12 years in Greece, France and Ireland. Young, free and single for the first 2 months, then with Beckie (now my wife), then with 1 kid (Beth), then with 2 kids (Beth and Eilidh) - still no dog though.
The first couple of posts on this blog are going to be a few highlights of those years in happy exile overseas.
The last time I windsurfed was Boxing Day and 6degrees. A good time then to remember the seasons '95 and '96 in Kefalos Bay, Kos. Water temperature 20degrees and air temperature 25degrees.