Last week it was like spring had arrived early in Savoie and I even took some time to dig over the garden for this year’s crops just wearing a t-shirt.? This morning, Thursday, there’s a dusting of snow on the ground and a return to the cold.? I’m looking forward to a ski mountaineering trip between Val Thorens and Champagny-le-Haut in the Vanoise.? My son, Stephen, was out on the golf course at Giez, Haute Savoie, yesterday for the first time this year and despite not having played over the winter shot about 2 over par.? His first competition of the season is at the end of the month.