Morzine is a ski resort in the French Alps, close to the Swiss border. It’s part of the 650Km Portes du Soleil ski area, linked by lifts and cable cars. Partially forested slopes have summer trails and bike lifts. The Col de la Joux Verte pass climbs from Morzine to the higher-altitude resort of Avoriaz, near the Hauts-Forts mountain. In the village, restaurants and bars cluster around Route de la Plagne.

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Charlotte with Wellington College Cavalry at Sandhurst

Tent pegging is a race, usually a team race or relay, where a rider and horse aim to knock down a peg with a stick, or pick up a peg on a lance, as fast as possible. This historically emerged from the attacks by Arabian Muslim cavaliers on enemy camps at dawn or late night, where they would gallop to their tents and pluck out the pegs of their tents and setting them alight, so that these would collapse on them, thus causing havoc and terror in the camp.

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1995: Hawaii Wedding & UK Reception

Paul and I arranged a whirlwind wedding on Beach in Hawaii with two friends who had flown over as witnesses. It was a gloriously beautiful day with Trent participating in the vows we made while dressed in native sarongs, grass skirts and coconut shells! Paul's Parent's did not quite approve of this look for our wedding photo on their mantlepiece and arranged for a more formal wedding reception on our return to the UK in early December with friends and family! Double wedding!

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