Friday, 16 March 2012

What I Did on My Skiing Holiday!

The Viking Hotel, Morzine, The Alps, France.
 1. Stayed at this hotel.

Long shot of the hotel - it's the dark blob on the left at the top of the ski lift.
2. Had 2 nose bleeds!  (A combination of a slight cold and the altitude methinks)

The day it snowed.
3. Got stuck in a cable car with a couple of dozen other people (like sardines - unable to move to even scratch our noses), at night, a couple of hundred feet up a mountain for 15 loooong minutes!

View from our balcony.
4.  Walked quite a bit. On snow and road.  Spent a couple of hours, one day, unsuccessfully searching for a frozen lake.  I followed the signs to Le Lac but once I reached a sign indicating 'danger of falling rocks for next 10km' decided to turn back.

5. Managed to get a bit of knitting done.  Forgot my cable needle (improvised with an opened-up paperclip) and should have taken more yarn.

6. Read 2 books and drank a little Vin Chaud.

7. Enjoyed the views and the sunny days.

The one thing I did NOT do was SKI!  Tried it once - didn't like it!!!

Progress since last time:

Started another knitted cowl while away.  Can't find my cable needle at home now either so may have to get another before any progress can be made.

Bye for now
Teresa x


wayside wanderer said...

How incredibly beautiful. I'm not jealous, no not me. It looks like you had a wonderfully relaxing time. Is that one of the books you read? What did you think? Is that the one about the twins? I love her writing even though it is a little .... creepy?

hausfrau said...

Husband has taken me skiing twice but failed to inspire a love of it and he didn't like going on his own. You've made me feel guilty about not opting for some sort of compromise... I'm sure I could cope with apres ski!

Linnhe Mara said...

Oh wow, that looks wonderful. Neither of us ski and have never had the inclination, but for that scenery I might just give it a go ( especially if the reward is mulled wine :o) )

Hope you find your cable needle, which of course you will-two hours after you've gone and got a new one!

Little Green Doll said...

What a great holiday (even if you didn't ski, hehe)!!! Wonderful views!!! It seems to have been very relaxing :)