nick\’s my name

May 7, 2008

The Alps, Paris and Cork

Filed under: Friends and Family — nicksmyname @ 7:10 am

We’ve been making the most of our weekends and holidays over the last couple of months. First the whole family,  Ben, Suki co,  Fionnuala, Alan, Mum and Hugues went to Hugue’s family’s place in Serre Chevalier in the French Alps for Easter.  I managed to sneak in a bit of Snowboarding and discovered that I wasn’t quite as creaky as I thought I was.  The first few days involved a LOT of falling over, but with a few lessons behind me and a bit of practice I was cruising down the mountain.  Rory went to Ski school and did a stormer (watch video here). Jannene sort of drew the short straw as she was too preggers for skiing.  I owe her majorly.  All the photos are here (thanks to Mum for some of the pictures!). Keeping up the French theme (I am a quarfter French blood you know), Rory and I nipped over to Paris for a weekend with Mum and Hugues a few weeks back.  We had a fab time. Mum’s apartment is fantastic.  Right near the Eiffel tower so it basically formed a backdrop to the whole weekend.  Excuse me if there are rather a lot of shots with the same background, but it is some landmark. All the pics are here. And lastly Patrick and Bridget are over visiting from Sydney so we all jumped in the cars and drove down to Cork for the weekend.  There’s probably  more photos to come, but in the meantime here’s a couple including one with a very big cruise ship in the background. We even ran into Paul Hogan while we were there. Should put a few more pics up once Jannene is back with the camera.

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