Hello, apres ski!


Olley and me on the slopes

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all well and enjoying our progress towards longer, lighter days and warmer temperatures.

The winter can seem long and never-ending at this time of year, and I think it's because we have so many dull, dreary days.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a skiing holiday a couple of weeks ago and although it's obviously a cold holiday, if you are lucky with the weather and see blue skies and sunshine, there is no environment more uplifting and invigorating.

Warm in my trespass jacketWe arrived to temperatures of around minus 20degrees but were well equipped with gear from Trespass, with cosy fleece tops  to wear under specialised ski trousers and jackets that I ordered through the Trespass website.


Billy on the crowded slopesThe snow and skiing were the best I have ever experienced, better even than when I travelled to Breckenridge in America to make a film for the BBC Holiday programme. One advantage was that the resort was quiet, even though it was British half term.



The house we stayed inWe were staying in the lovely home of some friends of ours while they were away, close to Praz do Lys in the French Alps, near Geneva.




Sunset over the alpsThe major British ski companies don't operate in the resort, which resulted in our longest lift wait being about 3 minutes!



After an incredibly cold but sunny start to the week, Wednesday brought a day of snow to give us the most sublime skiing conditions for the end of the week. Our last day saw skies the colour of the sleeping beauty turquoise that will feature as our today's special value on silver day this Tuesday,13 March.

Startling, pure, cloudless blue. Perfect to ski under, but also a stunning colour for jewellery. It's a stone found in just one mine so the amount we have is always restricted – the TSV earrings may not even last to the Morning Show, but I will be bringing you a gorgeous ring featuring the same stone, at a special silver day price of well under £40.  

I hope you can join me at 9am for a Morning Show that will bring a selection from the whole day of stunning silver jewellery. I may even buy the ring to remind me of how lucky I was to enjoy the perfect skiing holiday!

Love Kathy x


  1. Susan March 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    Wondeful photos!! You look gorgeous in your turquoise blue jacket. As I said before what a wondeful holiday and I haven’t been so it’s on my to do list! Lovely to have friends with a house to lend you too!! I hope you feel a bit rested? Probably not lol after all that exercise! Has Bec done any more hikes of anything recently? I can’t believe lovely Anne is doing a hike for charity! New woman!
    Susan x

  2. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen March 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

    hope you are well kathy where were you sking.

  3. Rita Mitchell March 15, 2012 at 11:18 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy
    I have to ask – what have you been doing ?
    You are looking Fabulous !
    Please let us in on the secret, you’re looking younger every day !
    best wishes
    Rita x

  4. Maureen B Bennett March 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    What a mix up – I seem to be going mad. You did present the show this morning – my comments have gone from you to Debbie Flint and back again. I am so sorry but you really did look fabulous. Happy presenting.

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