Monday, 5 January 2009

Back in the Blogosphere & Ski Stories



Wow. So much has happened on my blog while I've been off skiing. All the scheduled posts which of course I planned, but also in terms of comments - thanks everyone, I promise I will get back to each comment one at a time once I've had some dinner!!

So I've come back from a week in the snow to find my village is snowed under as well. Not badly enough to keep us from getting home, thankfully, but a good sprinkling.

I was in two minds about whether to go on this holiday, to be honest. On the one hand there was the ongoing illness of Andy's stepdad (though we correctly predicted there's been no real change in the week we've been away - he is still stable but unresponsive), and on the other hand I'm in physio for an injury sustained last winter when I tried to snowboard.

I have tendinosis - there is a wikipedia article if you're interested - and have to do some very silly looking exercises where I bend my knee a hundred or so times a day. But my physio is fairly philosophical about the whole thing and said I could have a go at skiing so long as I was careful, so off I went.

Now, I learnt one big thing about skiing this year, on day 1, which is that if you're feeling nervous about an injury and don't commit to the turn, IT DOESN'T WORK. Ouch. The old adage "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well" springs to mind. Someone please remind me of this next year.

Once I just decided to get on with it, it was ok... ish. I managed to ski three days in total, mostly red runs, but I could feel I was picking up bad habits to compensate for the injury so I decided to leave it for the rest of the holiday (which at least gave me a couple of days of quiet writing time in the chalet). Back to the physio in February, until then it's just back to the knee bends.

We had a lovely meal out on New Year's Eve - you can tell you've ordered the most expensive dessert on the menu when it comes with the name of the restaurant piped in chocolate on the plate!! Absolutely delicious, anyway, and we had a lovely (if very unhealthy) evening.

I haven't made any new year's resolutions, unless you count a vague intention to get back into all the good habits which I had before going on honeymoon and haven't yet re-formed.

4 comments:

Rebecca Slater said...

That pudding looks delicious... didn't happen to bring me back some did you?? hehe glad you enjoyed it and made the right decision to have some time off piste!! xxx

Kazzy said...

I SERIOUSLY want to go traveling after reading your blog! Thanks for vicariously taking me around the other hemisphere!

Jeanne said...

Good to have you back -- the scheduled posts were great for a vicarious round-the-world trip, but there's no substitute for real, live, electonic people!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Becca - sorry, I wish there'd been enough spare to bring you some, but I somehow managed to eat it all by myself :) But feel free to drop round for chocolate (in whatever form) whenever you like!!

Kazzy - glad you're finding the trip inspiring. I met one couple on the train who've gone away for a whole year, which I really couldn't do, I love home too much!

Jeanne - it is nice to be back online, and blogging is so addictive :)

P.S. Do I get some kind of obscurity prize for 2/3 comments having the word 'vicarious'?!

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