A ski star? I look like an arthritic Stormtrooper! Taking to the French Alps slopes for the very first time
My wariness about skiing dates from an article I read as a child in my grandmother’s Reader’s Digest.
It was an account of an accident on the slopes, and included the fact that the unfortunate skier’s scrotum swelled to the size of a volleyball. That sort of detail tends to make an impression on a fellow.
Nevertheless my partner Jo and I, having clocked up 90 years on this planet between us without ever wearing skis, decided to take our six-year-old son Barney on holiday to Valloire in the French Alps, where we could all try the sport for the first time.
Our first task was to hire some... read more
- 15:02 Santa Fe High School shooting: Who are the victims?
- 14:58 Forming memories with special images
- 14:56 Tory MP’s are getting ready for another snap general election
- 14:54 Details of Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding speech revealed
- 14:50 Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal 'delay'
- 14:49 Police appeal after bike stolen
- 14:48 Preview Capital sights in view
- 14:48 Jazz albums with Chris Searle Trio totally in tune with perfection
- 14:48 Man rescued from 'hoarder's' burning Moseley home
- 14:46 Police searching for missing Cumbria teenager
- 14:43 Former Liverpool star would be open to Anfield return - but it's...
- 14:43 Hose Primary School installs new climbing frame thanks to lottery...
- 14:38 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich missed FA Cup final over UK...
- 14:35 Tyson Fury: Opponent confirmed for heavyweight comeback fight in June
- 14:34 Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson shows off her pert posterior in...
- 14:34 Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon admits she's 'insecure' about her...
- 14:34 Coronation Street's Faye Brookes showcases her lean figure in biker...
- 14:34 Fearne Cotton shares make-up free selfie after rough night with her...
- 14:34 Lottie Moss flashes her toned stomach in a tiny white crop top and...
- 14:34 WW2 German sea mine washes up near Bognor Regis
- 14:33 Boss of Yorkshire Bank says digital business could overtake high...
- 14:31 ‘Believing me is crucial’: How to talk to somebody who is...
- 14:29 Chelsea star Willian aims huge dig at Antonio Conte in SHOCKING...
- 14:27 Nigel Farage to address far-right rally in Germany
- 14:26 Homeless woman died with almost £1,000,000 in the bank
- 14:25 Pupils impress with Maypole dancing skills
- 14:23 Dodgy fish sellers are causing a right stink
- 14:22 Tyson Fury to face Sefer Seferi in comeback fight
- 14:17 Major contract after production capacity growth
- 14:16 Hedgehogs can call a Warwick school home