The window seat in the White Horse is ruined and it’s all Jude Law’s fault. Since he sat there in 2006, eyeballing Cameron Diaz for a scene in the Baileys-sweet romcom The Holiday, film fans have flocked to the pub to park their own derrières on the now-devastated leather. It’s a pilgrimage of sorts, a homage to the Christmas flick that’s back on the box.
It’s one thing gliding gracefully off a moving chairlift with skis on. It is quite another without. This was why I spent the ride up the mountain pondering how best to tackle the impending clumsy descent in ski boots with dignity, instead of drinking in the kaleidoscopic Alpine views – toy-size painted church framed by white pastures underfoot, the wild Chaîne de Fiz sawtooth ridge across a bluebird sky to the north and Mont Blanc peeping over Dômes du Miage in the east.
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A brand-new chippy has opened in Basildon city centre, offering proper, hearty, and affordable fish and chips to Basildon residents. The Station Chippy, in South Walk, behind the Basildon bus station opened on Thursday, next to the popular station café- being the only chippy in Basildon city centre, the next closest being Adam’s Fish Bar in Ballard’s Walk and Kings Fish and Chips in Clay Hill Road.
The ski season has begun with a bang. Thanks to a string of storms, which have dumped historic amounts of snow on the slopes, many resorts have been able to open early and skiers are as eager as ever to hit the pistes.
With the Ukraine conflict languishing in stalemate, the possibility that Russian president Vladimir Putin might yet emerge victorious from his ill-judged invasion cannot be ignored, with all the implications such an outcome would have for Europe’s security.