End of the year

So this will be a bit of a recap post of stuff that's happened since the end of the year. We went to Sweden over Christmas and saw all of the family which was great. Had tons of food and enjoyed some time off together. Unfortunately I also caught a massive cold/flu just before leaving that then lasted 2 weeks or so. I've only just started  to feel better this past week - crazy resistant bug! We got back home for the new year and Nicole and Joel came to stay for a week with us. Ross and I were back at work but we did manage to get a day of skiing together on new year's day, when we went to la Rosière for a quick hop over the Italian border.

Quick visit to the UK

The weeks are flying by at the moment. Work is still busy and we had a weekend in the UK followed by a visit from the Tees this last weekend. The UK was really good, finally got to go see Fantastic Beasts 2 at the cinema, went to a lovely theatre showing "The wind in the willows", had a drive with Ross on the motorbike and lots of time with the family. And not to forget lots of yummy Korean food courtesy of Sunjin!

Ski tour

Got the skins out today for a short hike up Chaudannes. Can't say the ride down was very enjoyable, thin snow cover and rocks most of the way, so quite a few scratches on the skis. But still good to get out on the slopes for a bit. Really hoping for some more snow to fall soon.

A visit from the parents and first ski of the year

My parents got here just before last weekend and we had a great couple of days together. Even got 2 days of skiing in, one in Tignes and one in Val. We also had a small pre-birthday celebration with dinner out at the pigs which was great and almost daily battles of bananagrams. More celebrations followed at the office and then at home with some friends in the evening on my actual birthday.

First proper snow

First proper snow is finally here. Very happy that we sorted snow tyres on the car this weekend. In between doing some work in the flat we also made it out for a walk around town to enjoy the snowfall.

Back to building

Ross and I have both been really busy lately and haven't had any time off together for a few weeks. So we decided that this weekend when we finally had some time that we would grout the big brick wall in our bedroom. It's one of the few big tasks left to do and one that would be faster and more efficient to do together. We finally finished an hour ago and could start washing all the brick dust up! Definitely will be getting a sealant too so we haven't put all furniture back yet but it seems a small task compared to this one! A bit too dark now for a photo of the finished wall but here's one from yesterday.


We did manage to get a couple of days in Edinburgh as well this time. We drove up on Sunday and met up with Daniel and Megan in the city. We had a show booked for later that evening but figured we could sneak an extra one in before as well as dinner. The first show we saw was Mr swallow and the vanishing elephant at the Pleasance. It was a quite family friendly show that's most easily described as A magical circus act. We did enjoy it and ym favourite part was the rendition of a duet from the phantom of the opera that the guy performed solo jumping from one side to the other.
After that we got some food and continued on to see The Stevenson experience, a musical comedy with a set of identical Australian twins which was great fun!
We spent the night in Perth before heading back down to Edinburgh the next day to see some more of the festival. We met up with John and carried on to see the Newsrevue at the Udderbelly which we all enjoyed. It was a musical/comedian commentary on rece…