So, last week myself and Mr P took to the slopes and went to France. We went to a catered chalet in Flaine and we were lucky not only with the destination - but also the people who we shared the chalet with.
We were extremely fortunate as it snowed LOADS while we were there. Mr P snowboards, and I ski (well - I attached sticks onto my feet and faced myself down a mountain) and I was lucky I only came home with the one injury. But more on that in a bit.
It could have been bad sharing a small living space with 12 other people that you don't know from Adam, but honestly everyone was so cool - it was a real pleasure to have been able to spend time with them. New friendships were formed and we are definitely meeting up with a few of them later in the year. I love it when that happens !
Here they all are - this is the entire chalet and apparently we are the first group of unknowns to all make best of friends and spend time as a massive group.
Hows that for warm and fuzzy ?!
|Bon Adventure !!|
|View from 'Le Chalet'|
|Up and away !|
(Those blobs are hot air balloons !)
(man I would love a trip in one of those)
|Behold ! The Implements of Torture !!|
Mwaaa haaaa haaaaaaa
|If I hide in the corner|
Do you think anyone will see me ?
And force me to 'ski'
|Er - does anyone know the quickest way down ?|
(the answer is NOT back on the chairlift)
(I know this because I asked)
(No, actually I BEGGED)
|Interior decor of 'Le Chalet'|
|Err right sentiment|
(and a Sprite rather than a Pina Colada - things really are bad)
|My resting place|
You cant deny that snow is quite magical
|Before you ask...|
NO I DID NOT SKI THIS RUN
Call it a deep sense of forboding
|Me and Mr P|
There were only 2 bad things about the holiday.
1. I was in bed with flu for the first 3 days. Properly Ill. I barely made the 36 hours without sleep getting there.
2. I injured myself. Well my knee to be exact............................
.....................performing a 'rock air guitar power slide' across a tiled floor on my knees.
(then ripping my right knee - which still makes me wince in pain OOOOPS !!)
Well, I couldn't help it ! I just had to celebrate as soon as I started to feel a little more human - and how better than with an air guitar !? Alas I think my days of student stupidity are rightly over, after all I am 3* !
In other news I will have some sewing to share this week YAY (and am feeling proper inspired for my next project - but man I wish I could replicate some of you gals and guys production rates ! I dont know how you do it - phew !! I'm more than a little envious :-)
Dont forget !! You can also enter my 'Sew Grateful' give away here. Good luck !