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!”→
It’s that time of year again when myself and my better half start looking forward to getting back on our boards and tripping off to find snow up in the mountains somewhere. These are just a few photographs of last years trip to Fernie, Canada and the stunning scenery which took my breath away.
Once again I am excited to introduce another guest to my series:
Amazing over 50’s
I’m inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives with pride.
This month I introduce Debbie Harris as my ninth guest to this series.
Debbie is the author of one of my favourite blogs ‘Debs World’ and describes herself as an Australian midlife, travel, adventure and lifestyle blogger. I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie in May of this year at the Annual Bloggers Bash where she won Runner Up in the ‘Hidden Gem’ Award! I have to say the main thing you notice about Debbie when you meet her, is her amazing and contagious happy smile!
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.
The Forestry commission have excelled themselves in developing a wonderful area for all ages to enjoy nature at its best within the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Sherwood Pines is open every day except Christmas day, from 8am until dusk and has large, scenic areas for parking. It cost us £6 to park for the whole day, which we felt was well worth it for the great day we had in such a gorgeous place. There is so much to do at Sherwood Pines… Continue reading “A list of things to do at Sherwood Pines”→
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.
I’m very excited to introduce a new series of guest posts to my blog:
Amazing over 50’s
I’ll be inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are proud to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work, achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives with pride.
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”→