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skis really do come in pairs
on 10 October 2013
Where to ski, how to ski, what to wear (and not wear ~ a hat with ears or one sporting the name Adolph are definitely out ) How to impress your friends with a snow-reflected suntan and how to cope when you get too cold !!!
Mirth is in short supply in these awful dog days of the 21st century so the Bluffers guides are just too brilliant to ignore. They come in a handy size ~ just right for that pocket in the front of your new dazzling white puffer jacket (guaranteed to get you mown down as nobody can see you); a pocket that you could find no use for ~ mini flask not advisable
Any skier whether on the slopes or on a PC with simulation programmes will enjoy this jolly little volume and there really is something for everyone from choice of ski and baggage to recognising ski types ~ The Pig on Planks is a special favourite
The most enjoyable (and essential) piece of advice in the whole book comes in the Apres Ski section :
" Never urinate against a a lamp post in freezing conditions (unless someone is prepared to detach you)"
no to mention under Useful Bluffing Impedimenta :
"The flashiest avalanche transceiver you can find. This is a device that sends out a feeble signal after you have been buried. In most cases it would be quicker to wait for the snow to melt"
Love it !!
I am, truthfully, no likely to take up skiing at this ripe old age but this will never stop me enjoying this wonderfully witty series from the comfort of my armchair.
Long live bluffers everywhere