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What a Story! - A Disappointing Holiday for Pam




Holidays are a topic of conversation for months before they happen and for years afterwards. One remembers particularly holidays that brought special pleasure or those that turned into disasters. Pam’s story is about a holiday in Switzerland that was not a success. Something seemed to go wrong at every stage through no fault of her own; she was just unlucky.

go in for sports
Julie
Nicola
anoraks
jerseys
hire those
shop keeper
skiing instructor
dry slopes
keen
encouraged
booked up
rushing up
lost control
bending yourself sidewise
shot my arm behind
head of the ski school
X-rayed
spiral fracture
set with plaster
string up
consolation
marvelous
something to fit you
turned out to be
poor thing
set off for the resort
get annoyed
sort of
taken up
be fitted for our boots
reenrolled for lessons
stand up even
kept telling
give up
called me at the wrong moment
fatal
got flu
enormously
mishap
Wengen
Switzerland
Luton
wait around
took off
Zurich
Basle
an added train journey
two-and-a-half-year Nicola