Sunday, 1 December 2013

My hopeful entry #MarkWarnerMum

My attempts at skiing cross country when visiting an old friend made through a Camp America adventure in my teens were laughable at best, I was abandoned by my friend and her (now) hubbie and left to my own devices with their German friend, thankfully he had more patience and gently coaxed me along rather than giving up on me and leaving me in the wilds of Finland to be eaten by a wolf!

I spent a lot of time on my bum during that holiday!  It would be nice to have some proper guidance and a chance to learn some moves on the slope.

I am hoping to give my boys a head start and a chance of learning to ski at a younger age, an age where they are naturally more adventurous and excited by new challenges.  I admittedly am not a huge fan of the cold but the thought of a visit with Mark Warner is much more appealing.  Since my roadtrip to Finland many moons ago, I have only ventured to warmer climes but Mark Warner offer cosy chalets and afternoon teas as a big enticement to have a family ski holiday instead.  That bit of luxury might bring the smile back on my face... cooking food yourself was not so much fun when your cold and very hungry from skiing hard (well falling on bottoms for hours is very tiring!)!

Mealtimes are my least favourite time of the day, coaxing the boys to eat up whilst trying to actually taste our own food (usually we bolt it down so fast just to focus on getting them to eat their own).  As a very tired mummy the thought of a little help with childcare so I can make the most of the three-course dinner is again another reason to hope for a chance to represent Mark Warner.  But it is not only myself that is keen to win, I have two cute boys (aged four and six) desperate to hit the slopes!

Here are my boys giving you their best skiing moves and faces, with some fabulous homemade cardboard skii’s and goggles, but just think how much more fun they will have with the real equipment out on the real slopes!  They are so enthusiastic bless them; youngest wanted to watch a skiing video so he knew what to do so here they are desperately waiting for snow.  We hardly ever have snow here, I bought them sledges two years ago and they are STILL waiting to be used, sigh!

So wish me luck in our quest to be a #MarkWarnerMum.  If you would like to enter yourself then head to their website for more information, it really is the most amazing opportunity and one we are desperate to win!


  1. fingers crossed for you - I love Mark Warner holidays

  2. Sounds like you need to get those boys out skiing on proper snow.

  3. disqus_gymYjrGXtq1 December 2013 at 20:11

    ah that looks like a fab holiday and who know we may have snow soon here in the u.k for the the boys to practise.

  4. Helen Sims The good life mum1 December 2013 at 20:12

    That looks like a lot of fun not to be missed

  5. Looks like such fun. Love the home made ski's!!!

  6. Good luck lovely - we have applied too xx

  7. Good luck hun! x

  8. Ruth Davies Knowles5 December 2013 at 12:29

    Home made skis, what fun! Good luck! :-)