1 March 2020
Dressed in jeans, walking boots, ski jacket with a backpack and a suitcase I was ready to go.
I lugged my case up the steps to the car, opened the gates, hopped in the car and drove off. At Birmingham Airport I realised I had left it on the driveway! So I had what I was wearing plus my backpack containing my wallet, mobile, passport and laptop. I SOS’d Melissa who was about to leave to throw in a few extra things.
One neighbour sent me a message ‘Why is your suitcase in the drive?’ the other with much mirth sent a photograph of the sorry sight before kindly putting it back inside whilst picking up Tilly my trusty retriever.
I ran around the airport getting pants, woolly hat and gloves. Having bought some foundation the wonderful girl at the Clarins counter gave me some samples including face cream, cleansers and lip gloss. Some minis from Boots and a book from WH Smith and I was not feeling quite so bereft!
With an hour to kill before Melissa arrived at Geneva I went to the very affordable Migros at the far end of the Airport Station to get food for our trip and found a hairbrush and thermal vest. Once in Verbier Melissa lent me Tom’s (husband) ski gloves, googles, neck warmer and socks, a friend’s helmet and her old ski pants, fleece and her luminous green thermal leggings dating back from our chalet girl days. No1 Sports found me some boots, skis and poles. Sorted!
We hit the best snow of the season.