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Skiing – Not just for Daddies

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The conversation went like this.

Me to Hubby: I think I might like to apply to be a Mark Warner Ambassador? #MarkWarnerMum

Girls: (We naturally never have a conversation ourselves!): What is that Mummy?

Me: It’s someone who goes on a ski holiday or a summer holiday and then tells other people about it.

Girls:  Don’t you do that already Mummy (?!?)  Skiing is only for Daddies isn’t it Mummy!  It’s not for little girls.

Well obviously it isn’t just for Daddies, but as Hubby does sometimes get away on a ski weekend with the lads and I have never actually been skiing I can see why they think that.   I tried to explain that it really isn’t just for Daddies, and that lots of families go skiing every year and love it.   I showed them the website and the pictures.  I told them all about ski school and Mini Club and exciting cable car rides.  I tried to explain that once they had had lessons, everyone can go skiing in the snow, but they didn’t really understand how it all worked. So we tried a bit harder.  If you want to go skiing you need some skis so we decided to try and make some.


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I’m not really very good at craft. I like the idea of it, but I’m not really very good when it comes to making things look like they are supposed to, but we tried.  More importantly the girls had a great time.

But then they wanted to use them, they wanted to actually ski.

And this is where we found them!!

We had a fantastic day creating this video and would love to take them skiing on actual snow!

So why would this be our perfect family holiday?  It is such a fantastic family holiday because we would all be doing something together.  Sharing the same experiences.  We would be getting dressed in hats, gloves, jackets and salopettes together.  Crunching through the early morning icy snow to the cable car together.  Going to our ski school and Mini Club then learning to ski together.  Laughing at each other wobbling about and falling over together.  Maybe shed a few tears together as we pick ourselves up and shake the snow off us.   Warming our cold hands on hot drinks together.   Watching our breath chill on the cold fresh air as we stand nervously at the top of the green run together.

And of course proving to the girls that everyone can ski.  Not just Daddy!

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  • Reply
    Nikki Pybus
    9th December 2014 at 7:18 am

    What a great post. You would be a fab ambassador & the girls would be too. X

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    Daddy Locke
    9th December 2014 at 7:26 am

    Well it sounds to me like poor Daddy is being picked on!

    I know of another family (of Welsh descent) who are on the second phase of preferential ski trip allocation. It transpires that once “mini” travellers grow up to become teenagers, poor Daddy takes a back seat and is left behind as children escape to the pistes – parentless!

    I propose a full double family “mini/teenage” expedition with mummies & daddies in tow to the snow. What do you think?

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      Mini Travellers
      9th December 2014 at 8:29 am

      absolutely your boys can help my girls – game on!

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    Katy banner
    9th December 2014 at 7:53 am

    Fantastic I’m now inspired to go as a family as the boys think it’s a daddy sport as well…..

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    9th December 2014 at 8:21 am

    Hilarious, I’d love to see them ski for real. I hope they all get to go real soon. Brilliant blog 🙂

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    Laura Smith
    9th December 2014 at 8:35 am

    Great pictures and videos!!

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    9th December 2014 at 8:37 am

    Awesome! A great article and the videos are really great. Can’t wait to see you guys skiing for real soon!

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      Mini Travellers
      9th December 2014 at 10:44 am

      thank you, it would be fab wouldn’t it!

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    9th December 2014 at 10:03 am

    BRILLIANT!!! Karen, this is a fantastic post. Love you daughters – “I’m painting my skis rainbow” and the ski Sunday montage looks so much fun!! Good luck honey, you deserve to win xxxx

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      Mini Travellers
      9th December 2014 at 10:44 am

      thanks Heledd! We loved doing it.

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    9th December 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I LOVE this, your girls look so excited! What a cute idea and I really hope that you get to take them skiing after this, they would be naturals of course 🙂 xx

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    9th December 2014 at 12:44 pm

    We are seriously hoping that you manage to persuade Hubby to take you all skiing, and that it’s with Mark Warner, as we would love to see your pictures, videos and review – let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

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    9th December 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Great idea and blog… just wish I had time to do things like this with my kids!!!!

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    Louise Shaw
    10th December 2014 at 8:54 am

    What a lovely idea! Having worked a ski season myself I love the idea of getting kids involved this way. Lve readn yor posts for idea. Will look forward to hearing how you get on with the trip and how you find Mark Warner.

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    Val Scott
    10th December 2014 at 5:10 pm

    This is absolutely wonderful. The girls look so happy and pleased with themselves. Magical!!

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    10th December 2014 at 5:12 pm

    What could be cuter than the sight of these three bombing down the slopes!

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    Andrea Doughty
    13th December 2014 at 6:04 pm

    That looks like great fun in the planning. Imagine how enjoyable the holiday would be. Can I come? What a fabulous family!

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    Ting at My Travel Monkey
    13th December 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Oh, BRILLIANT! Love this. How great are your skis? Daddy really did a good job of making them and the girls decorating them. They already look like pros in the video!

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    19th December 2014 at 8:24 pm

    This is bloody brilliant!!! Really made me laugh. Well done lovely! xxxxx

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      Mini Travellers
      19th December 2014 at 9:09 pm

      ah thank you xx

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    Mama Owl | Jooleroo
    19th December 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Congratulations – fantastic post!

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    7th February 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Wow, what an amazing post! So creative and – how cool are you letting your kids ski on the cooker ! X

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