Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have been waiting for this day since January of 2007. I am crazy about snow...I just love it. I love watching it, walking in it, scraping it off my car, eating it (with fruit flavoured squash, of course, in the traditional sno-cone fashion) - you get the picture. This year is living up to the expectations I had when I moved here. January was fabulously cold with lovely white days that lasted for weeks. Ah, the elusive snow at last! A frozen lake to glide on! But it was easy, much too easy. My street was gritted so there was no problem driving. The pavement was cleared everyday so there was no problem walking anywhere. It was really really cold so you didn't get very wet. I suppose what I really wanted was to be inconvenienced. Wholy and utterly inconvenienced by the weather. The wait has been a long one and I'm afraid that I had given up all hope of experiencing such a day. But today it happened. For the first time, I had to dig my way to the real world, clear my drive to get my day going and it was awesome! Threw my muckboots on, threw off my coat, grabbed the shovel and went to town, first getting my car unstuck then clearing the whole darn drive. It was brilliant.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tonight is horseback riding and I'm sure my wondrous steed (called Apache) will try throwing me off again. He's moved from straight bucking to a kind of sideways bucking in hopes of getting me off but I've managed to stay on this far. no apples for him if he succeeds.
Tomorrow is ice skating day with Steinvor...did I mention that I had bought a pair of beautiful ice skates? Inspired by the freezing temperatures and Steinvor's ice skating capabilities (fantastic!) I have gotten my own pair of ice skates in hopes of one day being competent on the ice. I am what I call ' an off the waller', in that, I have just graduated from holding on to the wall to skating beside it. Well done me! Steinvor is teaching me the forward cross over (harder than it looks) and I've managed to go around a few times without falling and hurting myself. I'm afraid that my years and years on roller skates doesn't really give me any sort of advantage on the ice rink and that I'm one of those people who might be mistaken for one of ladies whose been inspired by 'Dancing on Ice' and has gotten a pair of skates to become the new ingenue of the ice rink...I don't think so.
My new girlie ice skates...Risport Etoile...gotta love these.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Starting top left and going clockwise: on the road to Gairloch for camping, fall foliage, Sophie with her bug hat (we all looked like idiots but these saved our asses!), frozen everything (it was -4 C all day - brrrr!)