Somehow the blogging habit went walkabout this year. Yes I posted that we were going skiing for Christmas & No, we are not still there! I don’t really know why it happened. I was happy with the move from Blogger to WordPress. Work is manic but that’s nothing new…. Not sure, but I stopped reading blogs as much. One favorite quit the blogging scene for all sorts of reasons I perfectly understand, maybe that made me sit back. Really I am not sure but I want to get back into it. I want to be able to reflect back both short term & long term and I feel richer for the contact that ‘On the Hill’ & ‘Fromonthehill’ with folk I have never met.
So, like the daffodils this year, I am late but I am still here & I plan to write a series of posts, over the next few weeks, about some random things that fill the gap between the last days of 2009 & now.
We did indeed go skiing this winter, Les Arcs for Christmas & La Clusaz in February. Both trips were great. Christmas was a road trip. Just the three of us. It was a bit of an epic in some ways! We had snow from door to door -Harrogate to Les Arcs & got caught up in the channel tunnel closure saga! It could have been worse. We were about four hours later in Les Arc than anticipated. Temperatures dropped to -9 degrees C in Central France & the road conditions around Calais were appalling. Thank god we have a 4×4 truck! Didn’t even need its snow chains! The snow was falling thickly when we arrived in Les Arcs & we awoke to about a foot of the fresh stuff!
Son & heir enjoyed a Christmas Day treat on Telemark skis. A skill he picked up at the end of last years ‘saisonaire’s’ stint in Courcheval. In brief we had a great week. The sun COULD have shone more often but at least the snow was good which is key for an early season trip. The apartment was a real find! Slopeside & really well equipped & furnished. The university student was back in Tignes with the Uni. ski club as week later. But that is his story! I think ‘January Snows & Winter knitting’ might be next!