About eatcakeandskion

Lover of cake meets BASI adaptive and ISIA instructor on the journey to ISTD and beyond...

I’m back…!

So here we are again, back at my winter home that is Tignes, and my how I’ve missed it.

We’ve only been back less than a week, but I already feel so settled and at home.

This winter will bring my biggest BASI challenges yet where I’ll be facing the Eurotest, L4 tech and Coach 2 courses.

Having spent the tail part of the summer training hard with Ben from Ben Reid Performance Coaching I could really feel the difference when I finally got back on snow yesterday. Admittedly we only managed 3 runs in 2.5hrs due to the horrdenous weekend queues and weather, but even in those few metres skied I felt good *touch wood*.

Today was due to be my first day in the gates with Team Comp headed by Aleks Stojanovski, however, conditions on the glacier dictated a no-ski day… by my logic there was only one clear thing to do, especially after purchasing the remaining few ski servicing tools I needed… BAKE!!

Today’s special (dedicated to Gemma) is peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies courtesy of the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook (tweaked here and there to make them even more naughty and delicious!). The recipe suggests that it makes around 24 cookies… I have somehow ended up with 72!!!

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Learning the ropes of servicing with my new toys

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Hummingbird Bakery Recipe

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Cookie dough balls waiting to be baked

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The final 72

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It’s been a while…

Hi all, my apologies for the now nearly three month absence.. turns out the season’s been busier than I’d realised!

To save you from all the boring details, here’s a (very brief) breakdown of what’s been going on each month:

November: Level 3 Adaptive exam in Zermatt (passed!) complete with 2 compressed ribs & vertebra from flipping the mono ski like a pro!

December: Two weeks of training with BASS, 1 week’s shadowing + 1 week of being poorly (aww)

January: More epic BASS training, EMS training course for 4 days, 1 week off from back spasm (boooooo!)

February: Level 4 Alpine teach exam (passed – thank you BASS and Ski Focus!), more BASS training, back to the UK for Esme’s Hen Do + a gazillion tours for the EMS exam in March.

All in all I’m cream crackered but loving every minute of it!!!

Here are some of my favourite moments from the season so far.. these pictures make me *SO HAPPY*

IMG_3473_SnapseedSkiing with Ski Focus

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New BFF!

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Loving the Atomics

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Snowy Sal

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Obligatory CAAAAKE!

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Reaching the top of Col du Palet

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Reaching the top of Pointe d’Averne (1054m of vertical upness!!)

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View from the top of Pointe d’Averne

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On the way down from Pointe d’Averne

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At Pointe des Lorès – I love the magnitude of the mountains in this one