Hello and a happy WIAW to you! How exciting that we’re half way through the week meaning not too long until the weekend and my best friend’s hen do, which is very exciting.
So today’s WIAW skips back to last week, when I was enjoying the wonderful life of skiing in Flaine, in France. I definitely have a recap post coming, just waiting for the pictures to be sent across. Lesson learned: always take your own!
I woke up beautifully early, carefully crawled out of the top bunk (I shared with my Mum and found she is the world’s loudest sleeper, seriously!) and went for a fun walk in the snow.
I grabbed a baguette for the others to enjoy as part of breakfast then got the coffee on. By the time it was ready, I was starving!
Breakfast: Nakd cocoa delight, 9 Bar (unpictured)
Having two energy bars for breakfast sounds a little excessive to some but you need that fuel on the mountain! After letting breakfast (and a vat of coffee!) settle in our stomachs, we headed to the slopes.
After two-and-a-half hours of skiing, my stomach was grumbling again. We headed to a lovely restaurant chalet called Le Bissac, a gorgeous slope-side eaterie that faces the mountains.
Lunch: pumpkin soup
I tucked into a huge bowl of filling pumpkin soup, which was absolutely delicious. It was the perfect pre-ski lunch, light but with enough boost to get me around the mountains. After lunch, Mum and I skied for another 90 minutes, before we decided to have a little pick-me-up.
Snack: Hot chocolate
We headed back to Le Bissac for a lovely French waiter to whip up some gorgeous hot chocs! They were perfectly frothy and just divine. It was then time for our final hour of skiing before the end of our holiday.
Our skiing ended with a fab run of blues, all the way down the mountain – it was almost empty too. We then had the fun task of lugging our boots, helmets, skis and poles back to the ski hire shop.
After paying for the hire, we walked around Flaine for some souvenir shopping. We fancied tucking into a little French patisserie to celebrate finishing a holiday injury-free (with only two falls each!) but had to make do with the offerings at the local bakery counter of the supermarket.
Snack: Butterscotch meringue
So that’s a normal white paper bag. And an absolutely “epic” sized meringue. It was delicious but so sugary – even though Mum and I shared it I was almost hallucinating and couldn’t stop shaking. Not good.
Luckily, there was lots of time to walk it off with souvenir shopping, I certainly powered round the aisles! We walked back to the apartment and got tarted up for our final meal out.
Dinner: Marinated chicken salad with apple, pine nuts and dressing, Diet Coke
It was our third night eating at Brasserie Les Cimes, because that place is pretty unbeatable! I went for their house salad, which came with a lot of dressing but was flipping delicious.
I was so tired by the end of the meal that I left the others to party the night away and walked up the super steep funicular path home. Once safely in the apartment, it was time for pjs, a mint tea, chocolate and a read of the local guide to plan my next trip ;)
Dessert: Ritter Sport, three Suchards truffles (unpictured), mint tea
I had some leftover Ritter Sport and three dark chocolate Suchards truffles to ‘eat up’ before our flight. It was so blissful to sit, read, chomp and slurp in peace – the perfect end to a hectic holiday.
There you have it – a little snapshot into my daily eats on the mountains. I have to say, it isn’t the most perfect day in terms of veggie intake (or sugar!) but I eat pretty well in my usual life so going a little sugar-mad on the final day of my holiday is not a big deal to me.
* Do you indulge more on holiday
* What’s your favourite foreign chocolate?
I’m a Ritter Sport fan, though Suchards totally have my heart too.