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No I'm working away this week @skiingwithdemons, I'll order via the link and pick up a copy in Morz rather than give more money to my tax-fluid chums at Amazon Very Happy
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@Nadenoodlee, of course you can buy from any bookshop - but only shops in Morzine carry stocks.
Hers a list of stockists in Zine http://skiingwithdemons.com/stockists/ Twisted Evil
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Thanks @Themasterpiece, No kids does help, your right, although I seem to have adopted 2 - doh!
Midlife starts when you find yourself listening to Radio 4.
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.@Nadenoodlee, amen to that brother. Of the £11.99 Amazon take they give me £3.87.
Order on my website and I'll hand-deliver you one next week - any possibly buy you a beer.
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@HoneyBunny, cheers - let me know what you think.

@CaravanSkier, Always worys me when my own alderley rellies read it. I tell them it s a work of fiction.
Sound like you have conquered your ski demons - nothing wrong with a bit of GF skiing. I seem to do little else these days.
I think you'll find the Apres Alien have been visiting earth for decades
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@skiingwithdemons, I think the closest I got to the Apres Aliens was on a coach from Geneva to the EOSB a few years ago. I blamed Scarpa and (Mrs) Flangesax at the time but Apres Aliens could explain it. Toofy Grin
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@skiingwithdemons,

skiingwithdemons wrote:
Midlife starts when you find yourself listening to Radio 4.


Steady on. I started with R4 in 1991 when I was 25. They had a live war on.
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henzerani wrote:
@skiingwithdemons,

skiingwithdemons wrote:
Midlife starts when you find yourself listening to Radio 4.


Steady on. I started with R4 in 1991 when I was 25. They had a live war on.
I've listened since I was about 6!
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Hurtle wrote:
henzerani wrote:
@skiingwithdemons,

skiingwithdemons wrote:
Midlife starts when you find yourself listening to Radio 4.


Steady on. I started with R4 in 1991 when I was 25. They had a live war on.
I've listened since I was about 6!


Being pedantic, I don't think there was a radio 4 back then. wink
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Hurtle wrote:
henzerani wrote:
@skiingwithdemons,

skiingwithdemons wrote:
Midlife starts when you find yourself listening to Radio 4.


Steady on. I started with R4 in 1991 when I was 25. They had a live war on.
I've listened since I was about 6!


Being pedantic, I don't think there was a radio 4 back then. wink


When I was 6 we listened to the Home Service on the Wireless Very Happy
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@geepee, you youngsters! Of course there was Radio 4. I shall be very offended if you suggest it was called the Home Service.
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@henzerani, Thanks for calling me a youngster, but logic tells me there couldn't have been a Radio 4 before Radio 1 came into being. Toofy Grin Hilversum and Third anyone? Toofy Grin
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Wikipedia says Radio 4's first air date was 30 Sep 1967 (before I was born). Prior to that it was the Home Service.
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@Zero_G, Unfortunately I didn't need to look that up. Embarassed I was an early listener to Radio 1 before you were born. Before that Terry Wogan was a stalwart of the Light programme. wink
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Whoops @Zero_G, beat me to it.
@geepee, maybe you are just starting to forget things. wink
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@henzerani, What have I forgotten? Puzzled
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It's all completely clear to me that I lived through the transition of the BBC into the modern age. Toofy Grin
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Yeah, OK, it was called the Home Service then. But whatever it was called, it was there that The Goon Show, Hancock's Half Hour, Journey into Space, Round the Horne and The Navy Lark were to be found. Magic. Plus, of course The Archers (sorry Embarassed )
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@Hurtle, I'm sorry I'll read that again was a favourite of mine but I only discovered it later after listening to recordings. I believe it led to I'm sorry I haven't a clue.
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OK maybe we need a different rubicon to define midlife - listening to Radio 4 turn out to be too controversial.

You're in your midlife if you find yourself :
1. taking up boarding after 30 years of skiing?
1. never listening to new music/bands?
2. taking a cushion to the cricket?
3. re-buying your albums on iTunes
4. wearing underpants that your 1st wife bought you ?
5. finding your IFA interesting?
6. resenting your kids?
7. correcting other people's English?
8. writing a book?
9. wearing lycra on a bike?

And generally trying to define midlife.
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@skiingwithdemons, ordered via Peru. Very Happy
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@northantsred, Peru? My 1st South American sale Happy Thanks.
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@skiingwithdemons, Ordered a copy last week and it arrived yesterday so I'll be getting stuck into it this weekend on my way to Tignes.
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@Doradelite, Thanks for investing. Hope you enjoy.

There are 2 chapters based in Tignes.
Not sure I'll ski there again any time soon as the SCGB have moved their training to Zermatt,
- unsurprisingly given the hostilities with the ESF.

Sorry for the delay, I have replenished my stocks in the UK now. Twisted Evil
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Didn't know there was anything on Tignes in the book, that should make it interesting as I've never been to Tignes before. I'll see how it compares!
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@skiingwithdemons,
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@northantsred, Peru? My 1st South American sale Happy Thanks.

Peru was a poor pun with blind ref to Amazon!
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Roland Stieger finally gets hold of a good book - but not happy to find he is in it!
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@skiingwithdemons, just finished your book on way back from Obertauern (after starting it in Les Arcs earlier this year wanted to save the rest for next trip). We didn't get abducted by the Apres Aliens more knobbled by the Obstler Monster!
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Made me laugh out loud in parts and enjoyed your honesty. Thanks!!! Twisted Evil from a TE Charlie.
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@bethc, ( a.k.a TE Charlie) not sure where Obertauern is (Austria?) but sounds like it's inhabited with similarly dangerous beasts.
- Glad you enjoyed, and thanks for the feedback.
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@skiingwithdemons, read your book on the way to/from Val d'Isere, and it resulted in several hearty chuckles. Superbly observed and I agreed with every point you made about who not to ski/stay with!!

I can confirm I was well and truly abducted by the apres aliens last week Toofy Grin
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Pleased you enjoyed @HoneyBunny. The Apres Aliens are operating all over the Alps this season, although mostly leaving me along in Morzine. New chalet is too far out to walk and the drive is too dangerous for even the most committed drunken driver to attempt.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Completed as I left Tignes on Saturday - very entertaining. I'm acquainted with one or two of the characters and somehow feel I have encountered most of the rest along the way. A few factual errors were a little distracting, but I had to put my pedant sole to one side. I just need to persuade Mrs SL to drop the trashy novels and read it.
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@skiingwithdemons, the weird thing is, I feel like I know you now!! Can't wait for the sequel.
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@HoneyBunny,
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I feel like I know you now!

People say that a lot. One unexpected, but could have been predicted side effect, has been relative strangers now converse with an intimacy that can be unnerving.
- Least I don't get asked the ground-hog questions anymore.

@Ski lots, Thanks, please SWD entertained. Sorry about the factual errors, let me know and I'll try and fix them in the reprint. I know some things got over simplified for clarity/entertainment and I'm quite often simply misinformed/wrong about stuff. Maybe I should have got a Morzine person or at least a skier to proof - what you doing this summer ? Twisted Evil
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I had to put my pedant sole to one side.

Laughing Laughing
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@skiingwithdemons, I can't remember all the details as I left the book in Tignes, but from memory - confusion between free skiing and free riding; as far as I know there is no such thing as a Grand Slalom; you do not have to be within so many percentage points of a national champion to pass the euro test - I fancy even I might stand a chance of beating Vanessa May; very little of the skiing in Tignes is above 3000m. Have you really seen people put their poles in the air and shout "claimed it"? I would have thought that would simply be a prompt for derision in Europe.

@hurtle - it was supposed to be a pun, albeit audible. I have one foot in a 9-5, which requires a certain amount of pedantry and another in the mountains. Unfortunately they have a habit of getting confused.
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@Ski lots, thanks, I stand corrected.
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@Ski lots, thanks, I stand corrected.
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Given the book as a present by my sister at Sunday lunchtime, finished it Tuesday evening (having popped in for a bit of work on Mon & Tues).
Loved it (well, most of it!)

A season as a 22 year old.
Then the usual: job, lovely wife (which I'm clinging onto), kids....
Now a 47 year old bloke with over 40 weeks under the skis.

Have been forming very early stages of a plan to return for a season (or more), when the kids go - maybe this is the final bit of inspiration I need, let's see

Thanks
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