The Upside of Not Skiing Down the Side

5 March 2017

If you read my last blog post, you will know that I hurt my knee 10 minutes into skiing…on my first day, which isn’t ideal on a skiing holiday. It was so frustrating and I definitely felt sorry for myself but there are worse places to be stuck for a week.


I stayed in the chalet for a couple of days on my own.


It gave me the perfect opportunity to read my book and play with my camera.


I sat on the balcony and just looked out. It was complete silence, the view was incredible and I was surrounded by snow but could feel the sun on my face. It’s been such a long time since I have felt the sun and it was such a lovely feeling.

The view was just as incredible at night time. I had never seen such clear skies, the sky was full of the most perfect sparkling stars.


If it wasn’t so cold, I would have loved to have set up camp on the balcony and fallen asleep staring up at the sky.


I went out with the rest of the group on the other days and went for walks with my camera in hand.

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I still got to enjoy the long lunches, even if I couldn’t justify them with the knowledge that I would be burning off the extra calories skiing.

This may just have been the nicest carbonara I have ever had!


Although I am absolutely gutted that I couldn’t ski on my skiing holiday, it did mean that I was able to appreciate the beauty of the mountains more than I would have done.


I went for a walk into a wooded area on my own one afternoon and came across this bridge going over a little stream.


The sun was forcing its way through the trees and it was so beautiful. All I could hear was the sound of the water trickling down the stream, I could have quite happily perched myself on a rock and sat there for hours.


I also managed to meet a few locals on my walk through the woods.


One of them even had an impressive crown.


It certainly wasn’t my lucky week but I still had a lovely holiday. I was in a beautiful place with someone that I love…


…plus I had the perfect excuse to sit up with a cup of tea and a good book.




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