I thought I had been able to avoid the bug that seems to be spreading round between our neighbours...

I thought I had been able to avoid the bug that seems to be spreading round between our neighbours, but it has finally got me. So now, all those except the people who have already recovered and are well again are skiing round the mountain pistes, through the park and the trees, coughing and sneezing. Nice.

Apart from this minor setback all is well. Our neighbour had her friends stay. Due to the occurrence of one of their birthdays we went out for some fine food. The night was topped off by going to one of the bars. I wish I could tell you more...

The number of people visiting Verbier for the Christmas period is now declining massively as they all head home. This is freeing up the chair lifts and allowing a lot more skiing to be done. The conditions are pretty icy and in some areas slushy. All we need now is more snow!!!