The Abinger Cookery School

22nd December 2014

In the Alps it is full steam ahead with training and first guests.  The temperatures have dropped, staff are trained up, supermarkets have been emptied and ovens preheated and F&Ps new chefs have cooked and tasted and cooked and tasted so much so the team are all feeling the pinch on their trouser waist bands!  This got us thinking – we haven’t yet shouted enough about our sister busines...

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Perks of the Job – Oakley Goggles!

16th November 2014

Perks of the Job – Oakley Goggles! The Perks of my (Hils) job today is that I get to road test some wicked Oakley Goggles from the lovely team at Shade Station .Well once I told the Chefs at The Abinger about testing out the goggles they we very keen to give them a whirl too! If you do fancy some new goggles for the season I would recommend the...

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Summer with F&P – via Skype!

29th October 2014

With communication like it is in this day and age, Holly and I might be geographically miles away – in fact the whole F&P team is pretty scattered at this time of year, but we meet every week in the ‘ether’ via Skype.  It is great to see Clare out in the Alps enjoying the gorgeous scenery (for anyone yet to visit in the summer, it really is beautiful), then there is Hils at her desk in...

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Introducing Hils and The Abinger Cookery School

24th June 2014

For those of you who don’t know me yet I am Hils (Hilary) and I have recently joined the Fish&Pips team as a full time member based at The Abinger Cookery School in Surrey.  My role is deals with all holiday sales, be on the end of the F&P phone and I will also organise all pre-holiday care. With a few winter seasons under my belt as a chalet chef in Meribel, and plenty of experience...

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What can I do in Val d’Isere if I don’t fancy skiing?

16th March 2014

Visiting Val d’Isere in the winter months is not only for those keen skiers – there is an endless amount of non-skier activities which provide that adrenaline rush everyone is looking for. I have recently met up with Roni who works for Evolution 2 in Val d’Isere and Tignes to gain a better insight to the activities they provide around resort from snowshoeing, ice diving to speed riding....

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An amazing week in Val d’Isere

24th February 2014

A quick blog from F&P HQ down in finally dry Devon.  We had the most amazing week in Val d'Isere back in January staying in Santons Solaise and Santons Isere.  Sam, Sherie, Mark and Lex were absolutely fantastic - looking after not the easiest of groups!  One pregnant sister, 4 children 3 and under, 1 non-skiing mother plus the boss! Our week had everything, snow (lots!) and sun (enough!...

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Self Catered… Fish & Pips Style

10th February 2014

FANCY SAMPLING OUR DELICIOUS FISH & PIPS GOURMET FOOD WITHOUT PAYING FULL WHACK FOR A CATERED CHALET??? HOW TO DO SELF-CATERED IN STYLE – THE FISH AND PIPS WAY… Picture this, you have just finished a long day on the hill, you have eaten lunch in one of the not-so-cheap mountain restaurants earlier and now you are just after arriving back to your self-catered chalet after some hard-co...

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