Angel of the ski slopes spared my blushes at just the right time

'Getting braver by the minute, I even ventured off-piste, away from the multitudes, deep in virgin snow and a world of stunning silence.' Photo: Luca Sage/Getty Images

John Daly

The Irish are everywhere, as if you didn’t know. In a week where “the wearing of the green” once again validated our Celtic footprint across the globe, our reputation as the small island punching ridiculously well above its weight remained unchallenged.