Ski Fashion and the future
On the first day, Ian told me I had brought the wrong socks. I subsequently bought the right ones! Then the plastic in my goggles broke. I would have had to wait a week for a replacement so I threw them away. I now have to buy new goggles for the next season.
I didn’t have a helmet. I was one of the few on the slopes not so equipped. Very different from my last turn out seven years ago, when almost no-one wore a helmet.
Ian and Birgit wore the latest fashion, including one piece leggings. Ian had a good laugh when he saw that I was wearing knee length shorts, so allowing free movement of the knee before the lower leg disappeared into the long ski socks. This was also permissible when I stopped skiing seven years ago.
How times and fashions have changed! I have decided to return to the ski slopes next winter. I, therefore, have time to consider sartorial matters such as my outfit.
Suzi took a photo of me posing and sipping from my Flachmann, which I like. Here it is next to a picture I took from a newspaper about how the elegant man will appear on the piste next winter. Ian, you may notice he is wearing shorts, as I was – but in my case under my ski trousers. I shall equip myself suitably and see you all on the piste next season! Pip-pip!!