We had a great visit with my friend Biggy on Wednesday night! Biggy came for dinner along with his girlfriend Patty and lovely daughter Maya.
Biggy (alias John Lampert Jr) was in London for week on business. He brought his girlfriend Patty with him on her first-ever trip outside the United States. And for Patty to land in the UK for the colour and festivities of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was a huge bonus! Patty had a fabulous time and it was great to meet her.
I first met Biggy when I was 20 years old and was working for CMH out of the Banff Springs Hotel. John (as he was known then) was only 12 at the time. His Mum put him into my ski school class and she thought that I was a good influence on him. That is hard to imagine now because the ’20-year-old me’ was a piece of work! Anyway, he skied with me every winter afterwards and then started to visit me in my early seasons in Val d’Isere.
Biggy and I have spent time together in Canada, the States, France, India and the UK and he’s been a wonderful friend over the years. It was really nice to have his daughter Maya come and meet Millie and Katie. It’s great that our friendship will have a chance to grow into another generation as the girls got on really well together. (See photos)
Biggy is planning on a trip this summer to New York with Piers for a Grateful Dead concert. Both he and Piers are serious ‘Dead-Heads’ and I can picture the two of them together. It’s a bit of a scary thought really! Thank goodness they are a lot older now and perhaps a little wiser. But I will be looking forward to hearing about their adventures as they are a couple of ‘legends’! (Biggy took my brother and to the a ‘Dead’ concert in New Haven, Connecticut about 38 years ago but that’s another story!) Have fun boys!
Stay tuned for more news soon!