im going slightly mad................ //

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  Topic Started By:  helsbels    On:  Sun 19th December, 2004 at 12:54
helsbels
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Weston-super-Mare, (Winter 04/05- Lapland then Morzine - Esprit.)
#1  im going slightly mad................  19 Dec '04 at 12:54
dear jo, im all the way up in northern lapland where its only light for about 3-4 hours a day (and even thats grey light not sunlight) my and my 15 collegues are finding it hard to maintain any kind of sanity. any suggestions on how to keep spirits high in the nearly totally darkness due to arrive in the next few days?!!! by the way the village has a resident population of 350 people so theres fcuk to do here.


ps haveing a wicked time apart from that!!
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WTFH
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Surrey
#2  Re: im going slightly mad................  19 Dec '04 at 14:10
Dear helsbels,
Vodka and sex.

You bring the vodka...
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duncs
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Clapham, London
#3  Re: im going slightly mad................  20 Dec '04 at 08:38
that reminds me of a sotry my dad once told me from when he used to work for Volvo so was over in scandi-land quite often.

Meets random scandi in a bar and asks him what he does. He replies "In the summer, I fish and I make love to my wife". "What do you do in the winter then?" asks my dad. His reply: "I don't fish"

Another option, you could always go play on skidoos or something like that?
We are all young but we can learn....
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helsbels
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Weston-super-Mare, (Winter 04/05- Lapland then Morzine - Esprit.)
#4  Re: im going slightly mad................  27 Dec '04 at 13:53
skidoos are wicked!!! been spending a bit of time on the slopes too cant quite turn right tho, any advice!??????????
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WTFH
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Surrey
#5  Re: im going slightly mad................  27 Dec '04 at 13:56
Do the mirror image of what you do when turning left!


Do you mean on skis, or skidoos?
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helsbels
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Weston-super-Mare, (Winter 04/05- Lapland then Morzine - Esprit.)
#6  Re: im going slightly mad................  28 Dec '04 at 13:56
on skis. i know how to do it, i just seem to have trouble!!! i start to turn then get scared and turn left and end up in a ditch!!!
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arno
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#7  Re: im going slightly mad................  29 Dec '04 at 11:25
I remember having an afternoon where I suffered from the same thing. Most people have a favourite direction to turn in - when I was doing my shadowing for my BASI qualification, one instructor could almost always tell whether his pupils were left or right handed from which direction their favoured turn was (if you favour a right turn you are probably right handed and vice versa). I would rate myself as a pretty good skier now, but I still have to work on my left turn more than my right.

The answer, I think, is probably along the lines that WTFH suggests - like many statements of the bleedin' obvious ( ) there's a lot of truth in it! Get your confidence up on an easy slope. Maybe take a better skier with you so they can point out what's going wrong - or, better, splash out on a lesson. Money well spent at this time of year so your technique's in top shape when the days get longer!
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helsbels
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Weston-super-Mare, (Winter 04/05- Lapland then Morzine - Esprit.)
#8  Re: im going slightly mad................  30 Dec '04 at 13:22
hmmm i must be the exception to the rule, right handed girl who prefers to turn left!!
still, skiing not worth worrying about for the time being as i had an unfortuate knee dislocation incident yesterday so the white stuffs on hold.

:crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:
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WTFH
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Surrey
#9  Re: im going slightly mad................  30 Dec '04 at 13:40
hugs helsbels!

Hope you feel better soon!

(have you checked your private messages lately?)
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arno
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#10  Re: im going slightly mad................  30 Dec '04 at 14:14

Originally posted by helsbels

hmmm i must be the exception to the rule, right handed girl who prefers to turn left!!
still, skiing not worth worrying about for the time being as i had an unfortuate knee dislocation incident yesterday so the white stuffs on hold.

:crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

disaster! mind you, i did something similar at this stage last season and managed to ski almost every day nonetheless (until i did my knee in properly at the end of the season - ruptured ACL thanks very much). find a friendly physio when you get to resort
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