So the meal prepared by Alex was venison ragù served over linguine, followed by tiramisu. It was a great last night for us with the rest of the tour.
JT was very popular with one of the tour especially. Austin had had an minor tumble on the last run down to the hotel, but when he got in he realised he’d lost his iPhone! So he walked back to the lift to see if anyone had handed it in. He crossed paths with JT, who had helped him up after the tumble, and JT offered to ride back up and check the slope. Well, to cut a long story short, after a bit of scrabbling around – JT managed to uncover the phone!!!!!! Don’t know what the odds where of that – but reckon JT should buy a lotto ticket. Austin was soooo thrilled, two bottles of red wine duly appeared! And I’m now sporting some lovely red toe nails courtesy of Sandra (Austin’s wife). The tour left yesterday for the safari leg and it was very sad to say goodbye to everyone.
Last night (Saturday), Patsy (our ex-pat friend) and Mario her ski guide husband, picked us up and took us out for a meal. They had invited another Kiwi who’d been on tour last week with Mario.
So this man – Howard – turned out to be from Wellington! He had run a business there that he’d just sold (sound familiar?). So we got talking, and discovered he lived in Brooklyn, to which JT says – what street? Turns out Howard has lived at 5 Conaught Tce since 1998 – the house that Mollie and George (JT’s parents) had lived in! How’s that for a small world!
Howard had researched the previous owners and knew that a vet, then an accountant, then a lawyer had owned the property before him!
JT and Howard are off skiing today – and it’s snowing again too, everyone is happy to see more snow.
Unfortunately Austin and Sandra have had to stay back for a couple of days too, as Austin did strain his knee in the tumble – so I have some company for a couple of days!