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Archive for January, 2006

The delights of train travel on crutches

By on January 8, 2006 in UK with 0 Comments

Ten days after my accident skiing in Chamonix I was still on crutches with a very painful left leg, and then I had to head out of London, back up north. As usual, the rail Gods are plotting against me as I ended up getting a train from Kings Cross to Ely, and from Ely […]

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Chamonix Valley, France – A summary

By on January 6, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

The Chamonix Valley is a great place to go skiing. This trip was my third visit to the Valley. In 1997 I spent a week staying in Chamonix and skied most of the resorts/ski areas.  For that trip, we hired a mini-bus (there were 7 of us) and did the long, long drive (this trip […]

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Day 8: The drive back – the good, the bad, and the ugly

By on January 5, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

The long drive back…. Oh!  God!  The long drive back….  Never again am I doing that drive….  Over 600 miles (driving directions). We left Les Houches at 6:15 am and drove north heading for Boulogne.  On the way, we had 3 stops, one for coffee (and the loo), one for fuel (and the loo), and one […]

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Day 7: Lunch in Chamonix, France

By on January 4, 2006 in France with 0 Comments
Day 7: Lunch in Chamonix, France

Day seven of what had turned into a non-skiing ski trip to the Chamonix Valley. My friends who were skiing over at Morzine came over for lunch (well, I couldn’t get there…) and we went out to Chamonix. We had a lunch in La Potiniere and then went to the Chambre Neuf for a beer. The […]

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Day 5: No more skiing for me

By on January 2, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

A quiet day taking it easy and resting the leg – no more skiing for me. In the evening we went to Le Delice Restaurant in Les Houches for dinner.  Very nice little place on the main street.  There is a main eating area and bar upstairs and further tables downstairs.  The place is run by […]

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Day 4: The leg and the power of anti-inflammatories

By on January 1, 2006 in France with 0 Comments
Day 4: The leg and the power of anti-inflammatories

Wow!  The drugs work! The anti-inflammatories are amazing. The large doses of paracetamol, the anti-inflammatories, and the occasional soak in a hot bath, are doing the job as the leg started to feel better within a couple of days.  I noticed when I went to bed last night that I could put some weight on it, however, […]

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