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Archive for February, 2011

Thinking Time

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Today I spent quite a lot of time skiing alone. Something I don’t do very often, but it was quite delightful. Cold, bright, great snow….and what I wasn’t expecting, lots of peaceful thinking time on long drag lifts on my own in the sunshine. I have to say it was a bit of a revelation. […]

15 things you would never guess about me.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

1. I spent several years as an officer in the British territorial army. 2. In that capacity I once, (accidentally I should add), machine-gunned a sheep which was hiding behind a target on the shooting range. It seems funny now, but at the time I was a vegetarian and took it hard to heart. 3. […]

Sewing withdrawal symptoms

Monday, February 21st, 2011

It’s always the way isn’t it? Wanting what you can’t have? Although on the whole I’m not really that sort of person. I didn’t bring my sewing machine or any fabric to the mountains with me. There was no room in the car and I decided that I could more than make do with knitting […]

Peaceful Sunday

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Today is a quiet Sunday. (As much as is possible in a family with 3 teenagers). No programme, no plans, no pressure. It’s snowing gently outside and we’re playing board games, reading and being as unconnected to modern media as possible. In a little while we’ll take a walk along the frozen river to the […]

The King’s Speech

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

What a great film! If you haven’t been to see it, then do go and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. We saw it last night in a very smart cinema in Altdorf, of all places. Even my  sceptical Swiss husband (who thinks royalty is an altogether daft idea in the first place) admitted that […]