Posts Tagged 'winter'

Sunday stroll

I’m pretty sure one of the main reasons for Sundays, is to go on a dog walk. We found a new lake today, bit cold for a dip but it looked impressive all the same.


So I guess I should have emptied the rainwater tank…..

One of those jobs I meant to do before old man winter rocked up was empty out the water butt. Thing is I’m new to this gardening game and instead of doing that I was probably doing something far less important, but way more fun.

Now the temp has dropped considerably and I was walking round the garden and noticed this;

cracked water butt


Yep, its pretty much just one giant ice cube.

Whistler opening day 2011

I wasnt born in Whistler but I used to live there, then I moved away.  Then I sat in offices staring out of windows wondering how and why I had convinced myself that I had made a good choice in leaving. So I moved back.

And then I moved away again.

I could list the pros and cons and go over in great detail the case for and against, but the bottom line is that I have love affair with one of the most beautiful wonderful places in the world, and when i see vids like the one below I become green with envy.

Is it winter yet?

I can smell snow

Ok I cant.

I am away with work and its about 35 degrees every day but the emails from back home (when I have a freaking internet connection that works!) keep telling me its getting cold.

This can only mean one thing: Its time to organize a snowboarding holiday.

I’m thinking the US this year as although I have been to the States a bunch of times I’ve never been to any of the ski resorts, time to remedy that I think.

Modern Warfare 3, its probably going to take up my Winter

Summer isn’t even officially here and I’m already thinking about winter, not because I want the the snow back (although I would love a wee snow boarding trip about now) but because Modern Warfare 3 will be released in November, I’ll probably buy it in December and then still be playing it this time next year.

The only difference is that since my piece of crap Xbox died (again) I’ll be playing it on the Ps3.

The dreams have started again…..

It’s that time of year, I’ve gone too long without getting up earlier than I would for work, stumbling through the motions of making coffee and then heading up the mountains for some snowboarding.

If you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding follow the Nike advice and just do it.  Maybe you won’t like it.  Its possible, but you owe it to yourself to try it at least once.  It’s not just about falling over on something slippy and being cold, it’s about being outdoors with your friends, having agood time, pushing your comfort zone mentally and physically or maybe none of the above.  Maybe its just about the apres.

Anyway, I had my first snowboarding dream a couple of nights ago which shows my mind is already clicking back to it even though we are technically still in summer. I’m trying hard not to read too much into the fact I was caught in an avalanche and promptly woke up. 

Hopefully thats not a sign of things to come……

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