Yesterday we skied with Neville and his partner, Caroline, on Mont D'Arbois. It was a beautiful sunny day. We stopped at the Gouet for lunch and bumped into Sarah Lambert, who lives in the chalet just below the Sylvana. She told us that Tom, the chef/manager of the Sylvana for many years, was ill in New Zealand. He had moved there after he left us. He had been falling over and had been to see several doctors who dismissed his concerns, until one took him seriously and sent him for a scan. It turned out that he had a tumour on his spine which was pressing on the nerve and affecting his balance. It has been removed and he is now having chemotherapy. So we all hope that he is on the road to recovery.