Elizabeth will be cross with me for mentioning primroses and skiing leaf mould (which we did yesterday) but this is my blog. Anyway, as we walk to the Chamois lift we pass alongside a building and the first primroses always appear there. It must be a sun trap. And I have just spotted the first ones for this year. They are tiny and incredibly hardy. They keep going even when the temperature is freezing and they are covered in snow. It is snowing as I write but once it stops and the sun has come out they will be there - and we will be skiing the powder!