Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back home again.....

The holiday flew by. In fact, I have no idea how it went so fast. I do know that I am here in grey and gloomy England, and I absolutely want to be back in the mountains. We are noticing the difference dramatically. There are no mountains in middle England. The light is all wrong. The sky is not blue. You get the picture.

Somehow, up there in the Alps, I seem to be energised. No matter how weary I may be, I have the energy and inclination to do things. To get out and walk. To look up and around with eyes open wide. You know?? Reality is a little too real at the moment.

I woke this morning with a headache. By 11 it was a mega headache and I went back to bed and slept for 3 hours. I think my head is telling me something. Work tomorrow. I don't want to go. I am officially moping. I am sulking. I want to be back in the mountains. I feel like a 4 year old, and want to throw myself on the floor and screech. Unfortunately, I am old enough to know that tantrums don't work.

So here are a few more photos anyway. This is the snow, frozen. I loved the way the sun made it glisten like scattered diamonds .

And this was on my walk along the frozen river up the valley.......


And here we are in my forest again. The sunlight was gentle and there are signs of spring everywhere.....
Like here, with the crocuses blooming on the mountain side.......

David and I walked around the lake on afternoon, as the cloud was drifting up from the valley below.

He was throwing snowballs about....

See the wispy cloud....and how it changes the scenery. The sun shone most of the time, and then suddenly you were in cloud again, then out it came......lovely.
And here is the frozen waterfall, which we visited on the last day. We couldn't get closer, because the path was solid ice, but when we got home, Peter and Glynis said that there was another path which we could have taken. Sigh. Oh well. It is stunning from a distance too!
And David does not feel the cold. At all. He looks quite crazy, walking about with a tshirt on and no jacket. And he stays remarkably healthy too.
So there you have the Swiss trip. I did take 400 + photos, might I add, so I have been very restrained! We walked miles, and we watched the babes toboggan, we went down to Luzern to do some shopping and to visit a friend in hospital too. We prepared supper together, drank masses of coffee and tea and hot chocolate. Lots of chatting, and lots of company. My family are exceptional hosts, and my friends loved spending time with them. So did I.

It was not long enough. Not at all. I know that everyone had the most wonderful time, and all want to go back again as soon as possible. I also know that I am so lucky to have my sister living there, and the opportunity to visit often. But it doesn't stop me wanting to be there all the time!

Ok. Tomorrow we are back to normal, and I will start looking forward instead of back again. The moping will stop. I hope.

8 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Hopefully the memories of such a fabulous trip will sustain you while you get back into the swing of "normal" life again.

I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself so much and were able to take in all the beauty that surrounded you.

Dawn said...

It seems to me that it's time to start figuring out a way, and asking God if it is okay, to move to Switzerland! I really hope you can find a way to make a living that works better for you.

Wonderful pictures!!

meggie said...

Spectacular photos!
Is there any reason why you cannot go, & live there permanantly?
I suppose the ugly reality of cash may be a factor, but it seems so sad to think you feel it is your 'spritual' home, & you can't be there.
I will send a few vibes to wish you can!

Janine said...

Spoke to the Harpers yesterday and they were raving about how lovely it all was. The photos are stunning and make me want to get on a plane and head over. May be sooner than you think ....

momrn2 said...

I can see why you enjoy your time there so much! Beautiful!!

It sounds like you had a wonderful and relaxing time! I'm so glad for you!!

Trusting the return to work/school tomorrow isn't as bad as you might think...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

May the memory of your fantastic week in the mountains help get you through until you're there again. Any chance of moving?

I'll be thinking of you today and this week as you get back into the groove. It's always roughest just after a vacation.

The photos are fantastic!

Penless Thoughts said...

Glad it was above and beyond what you have hoped.
Susan

Barbara said...

Glad you are back safe to the best country in the world! The photos are good.
My son the same, will go without a coat in the coldest of winter. No gloves or scarf either.