As a result of the off piste, I’m keeping the board-repair guy’s kids in private education. My record? Sunday morning: "Your board is ready, bien sur." Sunday afternoon, I'm back in the shop: “Your feet: they have rock magnets, yes? Ha ha!” Well, apparently, yes.
Over a metre of snow falls overnight. It keeps coming, and we’re pretty much stuck in the cabin all day. I could go riding, but visibility’s pretty patchy even down here: up high it’ll be worse. Best to keep my powder dry for tomorrow.
So, things I’ve achieved while snowbound:
Sorted out the non-clickingness of the right-hand shifter on one of the road bikes. Because obviously that really needed doing, now it’s snowing.
Done a rubbish repair on the other snowboard. Fairly sure it’s going to drop out as soon as the board flexes.
Cleared the path down to the road (this is pre-cleared...)
And in the debit column, things I haven’t done while snowbound:
• Any work on my children’s novel
• Any ukulele practice
Console myself with the thought that at least I’m doing better than my companion. Still in her pyjamas at 3.30 p.m.