Last day on the mountain!

April 1, 2017

Happy birthday Franz! Happy birthday was sung by 42 of his favourite pupils at breakfast and given a birthday boy badge that has to be worn all day. What better way to spend your birthday by having a ski then helping 42 not very independent children pack followed by a 12 hour overnight journey on […]

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Day 6 – The sun is still shining!!

March 31, 2017

Friday breakfast. AW came down to eat with her salopettes on inside out! LOL – NA has just given OG the boxer shorts she has to wear on the slopes for losing the race. I hope they are clean ones!!! I’m amazed at the number of children who have never slept “between the sheets” in a bed […]

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Day 5 – A beautiful day!

March 30, 2017

Morning all! It’s going to be another beautiful day on the mountains but Franz is feeling the effects of multiple falls yesterday caused without question by the extra weight of Jeffery the monkey! He is staying in the hotel today sobering up!! Franz also feeling tired after an 11.00pm phone call from a parent!! AN really does not […]

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Day 4 – Jeffery’s Day on the Slopes

March 29, 2017

Everyone breakfasted – Miss Jones’ hair salon is now closed for business! Phones/iPads that had been confiscated have been returned with a strong warning! OF reminded to ski in line today or else! Lots of sun cream needed today! It’s a dirty job but someone has got to do it! “Helmets, goggles, gloves” – here we go again! Last minute panic […]

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Day 3 – Back to the Slopes

March 28, 2017

Up at 7.00 am, breakfast – pre-ski checks: helmets, gloves, goggles, sun cream, lunch voucher, pocket money, ski pass, EHIC Card and Medicard – ok on the coach! Repeat pre-ski checks on the coach! Whose goggles are these that a Year 7 girl swore blind that she had left in her hotel room? You have yours and I will have my spares back! Like […]

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Day 2 – First Day on the Slopes

March 27, 2017

Finally on the gondola with DVH, GG, MM and MJ. Up at 7.00am, good breakfast of cereal, bread rolls, croissants, yoghurt, cheese, ham, fruit etc. Juice or hot chocolate for the children and coffee (strong and black!) for the adults! I never realised how much DVH can talk!!!! One year 7 boy forgot his gloves so […]

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Day 1 – Copthorne Prep Ski Party

March 26, 2017

08.00 and all is still well. Certainly not quiet as eating and electronic games are all being consumed vociferously. Franz has resorted to headphones and a bit of Bruce Springsteen. Mrs Franz still seemingly in the land of nod – a place that Mr Franz would love to visit even fleetingly! All our cross channel sickies […]

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Copthorne Prep Ski Party travelling to Pila, Italy

March 25, 2017

And so it begins! The 2017 Ski Trip Blog. Franz has dusted off his 1980’s Lycra racing pants ready for another sojourn to Pila! The usual last minute seat changes on the coach to accommodate friends, coercing last minute waverers onto the coach – she is fine now – explaining the rules (no rubbish on […]

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