Snow Baby Snow!

Snow Baby Snow!

 

Hello Bloggee’s and Bloggette’s!

I have just returned from my skiing holiday in Morzine, France, which was an eye opening experience for me in many ways. It was my first time deliberately going to a destination that I knew was going to be cold, my first time sharing a chalet with a group of people that I’d never met before, AND most importantly: It was my very first time skiing!

The sensation of wearing these long, heavy pieces of metal on my feet did take some getting used to as it was a very unnatural feeling, but I enjoyed the exhilarating feeling of freedom and speed that it gave me and the scenery was just breathtaking.

The chalet we chose was a mere 5 minutes walk away from the ski centre and it was spacious, stylish and in very good condition. It boasted a wonderful Jacuzzi on the balcony with spectacular panoramic views of the snow capped mountains. The Jacuzzi was set to a gloriously hot 40 degrees so you could easily sit there for an hour getting wrinkly without even realising it.

The climate, though cold, was actually really sunny, and after just 1 day there both I and Josh had started to tan – definitely a need for a high factor sun block!

The food, whether it was in our chalet where we had home cooked meals everyday by our chalet hosts or whether it was in the small village of Morzine after a long day of skiing, was great. I had many varieties of all types of food and it was all very fresh and tasty.

My first few days were a little hard, as there was so much to learn and I was acutely aware of the possible dangers and I was very keen not to break my legs! But at the same time I knew that if I wanted to progress then I would have to try to get a hold on my fear and just go for it. And I did, and I can honestly say that it was one of my most enjoyable experiences. The combination of keeping fit, doing a sport that I enjoyed, the beautiful environment, the great food and lovely people I met means that I will more then likely return.

Snow Baby Snow!

 

It’s snowing!

It’s snowing!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I got the shock of my life when I opened up my curtains this morning: SNOW! Lots of it! Frankie and Sansa didn’t even bat an eyelid when I showed the white stuff to them despite the fact that they’ve never seen snow since they were born but then I guess they’ve been prowling around the house at night jumping onto the windowsills to look out anyway. Ironically enough, despite the fact that there’s been no snow in London for months and months Ian has literally just gone to France to ski! lol Asides from venturing to and from work I shall be hibernating in my house this week as this snow lark isn’t impressing me much at all. I had to resort to wearing my snow boots to work today as the snow was so thick I could hardly get out of the driveway – hardly the most fashionable of attires, lol.

Still, it doesn’t appear to be as cold as it was when I went out on Friday night.  I went out to a party, missed the last train home so then I had a gruelling hour and a half journey home on the nightbuses from NW to SW London.

It was absolutely blitz! It was so cold that I ceased to have the ability to complain about it, when I finally got home I just snuggled as deeply into my bed as was possible without suffocating myself. Alas, it still took a few couple of hours to get my body at a reasonable temperature much less get warm. The cold was in me bones I tell ya!!