Well, another F&P Christmas has been and gone in a flash! With the chalets surrounded by inches and inches of snow; full the brim with families and friends; Christmas presents under the tree; and festive smells coming from the kitchen, it really did feel like a proper old Christmas.
The chalet teams went to great efforts to make the chalets look and feel as Christmassy as possible. Mulled wine, Bucks Fizz and Champagne flowed whilst the chefs worked hard producing the traditional fare – mince pies, Christmas cake, oysters, smoked salmon and scrambled egg, and turkey with ALL the trimmings, Swiss log, Christmas puds and brandy butter. Everyone was well and truly in the Christmas spirit.
Amidst all the preparing and providing the best possible Christmas for the guests, the team often forget or simply don’t have the time to think about Christmas for themselves. That is why we traditionally have our F&P Christmas in Meribel in the trusty LDV – midday for bubbles, present opening, Secret Santa and a team ski! We are also lucky enough to have Caroline (owner of Le Christophe) and family to stay at Christmas who kindly takes in all the F&P waifs and strays for Christmas dins. This year Clare, Dan, Mr Marmalade and Me were the lucky ones. Jess and Chris prepared an array of fruits of the sea for canapes, a delicious feast of a Christmas dinner, we played charades until midnight and I even got a stocking this year!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE & ALL!