I learnt how to snowboard in my early forties. One of the main reasons for me was because both my sons were learning to snowboard at that time and they were naturals, making it look so easy. They took to it like a duck to water and as I watched them from the viewing area of the indoor ski centre, strap on their boards and slide down the slope with grace, ease and without fear I wanted to be out there with them, it was something we could do together. Oh the holidays we could have, I was quite excited at the thought. I remember approaching Jon with the idea knowing he wouldn’t hesitate because he’d be up for the challenge and Oh yeah… Continue reading “No Excuses – Lets Just Do It!”→
We bought ‘Head in the Clouds’, over sixteen years ago, she was an empty rusty shell and has been transformed into our home. There are still many things needing to be done to her, but we were able to move aboard last October and so far, we love livingthe boat life.
Since selling up and moving onto our boat October 2017, it seemed to take quite a while to get ourselves settled in, which meant it took quite a while before going out for a cruise, although we did have our first Winter on the boat, survived, loved it and were toasty warm. Jon was also busy doing quite a bit of maintenance work on the boat which included booking her in to dry dock to get her bottom blacked – sounds painful, I know, but it’s just something that needs doing every few years, consisting of the boat being out of the water in order for us to check the hull, do any repairs or welding jobs and re-paint. We were booked in for the end of July 2018, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to spend early July cruising up the Selby Canal and the River Ouse towards York and maybe beyond and as our neighbours were on their way to Knottingley to have their bottom blacked, we thought we’d join them for the first part of our slow meander.
Going to Whistler last year, was supposed to be a one off ‘special’ snowboarding trip for us and although we had a great time, we certainly didn’t think we’d be going again soon as it was a little on the expensive side, but of course it was fabulous and it left us feeling that we’d just love to see a lot more of that beautiful country, so of course we would have to add more of Canada to our never ending travel wish list or so we thought..Continue reading “A Good Excuse to go back to Canada!”→
I was in London for a flying visit to meet my youngest son from his three months away in Canada, but as I woke up excited in my hotel room, looking forward to seeing his face, the morning soon turned out to be a disappointment to hear that his plane had been cancelled and he was now due the next day. So, there was a day to kill… a tootle about London it was to be then.
It was our first time to Schladming so we didn’t know what to expect, but after a long and (click if you’d like to read about our)eventful journey, we thankfully arrived in this beautiful, snowy, Austrian town.
Yes it’s that time of year again to don the big boots, big coat, gloves, helmet and cover the face to the elements, strap a slippery board to the feet and throw ourselves off a snow covered mountain…It’s the long awaited and exciting Snowboarding time!
This time we flew off to somewhere totally new to us, Schladming, Austria. We have been a few times to Austria and the journeys have been easy peasy, but this particular area was new to us and it certainly didn’t disappoint, but the journey there was not the best… Continue reading “Not an easy journey to Schladming…”→
We were Cornwall bound again during the last week in August and what a fabulous week it was weather wise. It was my birthday whilst down there so we decided to take Polly the camper van on a little drive to see where the sunny roads would take us. Continue reading “My birthday visit to St Michael’s Mount”→