On the morning after the last 4 days

IĀ  CAN STILL WALK!!! šŸ™‚ That’s the main thing, right? I ache pretty much all over, and going downstairs isn’t a whole lot of fun, but it’s not nearly as bad as I thought it might be, not even as bad as last year, despite my lack of training beforehand and not feeling all that […]

On remembering and forgetting

It’s amazing what you can remember about things you haven’t done for months. It’s also amazing how much you forget. I’ve skied for 2 of the 4 days. Today is the third day. The first day, getting my boots on without help was the first hurdle, carrying my skis was good, standing up without falling […]

On waiting

I’m in southern Germany in a hostel with 11 other people. The hostel has one shower and we’ve all spent the day on the slopes. I think I’m the last of the unshowered. I don’t care, I have a good book (and a post to write :)). *** I hardly ever mind waiting as long […]

On great expectations and disapointment

I am a glassblower. More accurately a scientific glassblower. I have just been on a course to learn what it takes to pass the exams which entitle me to become a master-glassblower. Or glassblowing master. Or glassblowing mistress I suppose. Whatever. The point is that I was there. And now I’m back. And I’m not […]

On ski-jumping

I’m learning to jump šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ And by jumping I mean riding over foot high snow ramps with a 5-10 metre glide up.. (Oh yeah, and the 2 foot snowpile on the slopiest part of the slope…) Didn’t break anything though šŸ™‚ I even got half a second or so of air time on the […]

On being better than you think you are…

I skiied down my first black run today. I didn’t know it was black at the time. It was 4:30 pm. We’d skiied for just over 2 hours on a new (for us) resort. We’d finished skiing on the ‘little lifts’ at the top of the hill/mountain and were on our way back to the […]