I’ve read that personalities can be divided into two camps – cowboys and farmers. The cowboys are the restless ones, always roaming and seeking new pastures whilst the farmers solidly plough the same field over and over again. Our ski holiday embraced everything cowboy: Constantly on the go, incredible scenery, crisp air, the smell of wood smoke, peace (piste…and pissed as well) as well as a true sense of wonder.
A fusion of manmade and natural – an icicle chandelier.
We were in La Rosiere on the French side of the Aosta valley, ski-able into Italy. And by all accounts, were lucky to have snow.
They were using snow cannons when we first arrived, but as the runs were in full sun it still made for great conditions. And then it snowed.
I’ve never seen this before – three rainbows, one on top of the other, made by the sun refracting through ice crystals in the air.
It always amazes me how slopes look flat in pictures!
We decided Charlie is really a secret snowboarder!
And what did I wear?? John’s old two-piece from the eighties! Maybe not quite pure vintage swagger, but on a ski slope..the joy is no-one cares!
And now I suppose it’s time to return to farming…and wrestling with the Einstein quote that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The silver lining is our holiday proved that perfectly decent wheels can aways be reinvented..
Laters, Kate x
Always knew you would rock a two piece… 80s or otherwise ! Glad you all had fun. Fabulous pics xx
Thank you. I’m looking out over a blue sky and thinking of you by that sea.. xxx
Just sold M’s 1980’s Pataginia ensemble on eBay – made me laugh.
PS. sent pantry photos
I was very tempted by a Bulgarian vivid green 1980s one piece on Ebay. I restrained! Love, love, loved the pics xxxxx
Think about trying to get to the bsthroom in that one piece….tricky. (whoops, Patagonia)
And on the Italian side they sometimes – rarer now – just have the hole in the ground toilets. Pilates comes in very useful…
Hmmm. Let’s hope I control my skis better than my vowels. Sigh. Poor spelling.XO
This looks incredible. I have never been skiiing.. probably because I am about 90% farmer…
I’d never done it before either until I was 30 and will never be as good as the husband or Bella/Charlie..but has to be one of the great thrills of life! I managed a run this year that actually made me cry at the end of it, it was that good! xxx