Thursday, 16 March 2017

Club Med

Second from the right
A lifetime ago I worked for two seasons for Club Med. The first one was during the summer and was on Sicily (Italy). I worked in the mini-club and loved nearly every minute of it. But I also took part in the extra-curricular activities like shows. I was always in the chorus and never up front, but it was great fun nonetheless. 

Yep, that's me up front there
My second season was during the winter (they had wanted to send me to some Caribbean island during the winter, can you imagine??) and it was in Tignes in the French Alps. I learned to ski there, although I never did again after leaving. Here as well I was in several shows, most notably the Rocky Horror Show (choreographed by one of the ski teachers), where I was still in the chorus, but in the front row, much to the chagrin of the ordinary choreographer, who had been dispatched to be behind me! 

In both locations we had to dress up/down as well. Red/white evenings, flowery evenings and several other themes. It meant a lot of face painting (for the flowers anyway) and a lot of wardrobe exchange with other GO's (Gentil Organisateur) who might have exactly what I was looking for, but didn't have or wanted to buy. 

And then there were the living paintings. Fortunately I wasn't often part of them, because especially at the second location they were in the lobby of the hotel. About ten meters from the front door. During winter. With snow and wind and cooooold! This one time though, I got roped in for a '1001 nights' tableau. Which meant not a lot of clothes and sitting still for about an hour. I do have a photo of more the 'painting' as well, but it's stuck in an album which is stuck in a box which is stuck at the bottom of a pile of other boxes. 


  1. Hari OM
    ...&*> Thanks for the explanation! These are the fabric and seam of life, such memories. YAM xx

    1. Oh, there's lots more to tell about my time there. But that will be for another day I think. When I find my photo albums again.

  2. That looks like such a fun job! My jobs when I was young included being a waitress and a temporary secretary. Not much fun at all!

  3. Mara what a active and fun and interesting employment history you have had and the places you a lived!! Girl you go for the gusto and you have true grit. Keep it up
    Hugs madi and mom

  4. OMD what FUN jobs those must have been...

  5. Wow, you have done some exciting things!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. These pictures make me think of my holidays in Egypt and also in Tunisia ! You were a pretty girl ! Was certainly fun but not always. That's a nice job to do when you are young, but I don't see myself hopping around now, lol ! Although I still dance (without looking ridiculous as I were told)

  7. What a great experience for you.


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