Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Beating the blizzards.....

The tree is indeed stunning, but unfortunately, it is not mine. But it is a family tree, so maybe I can pretend. My sister is immensely artistic! We are back in the mountains for Christmas, and thankfully, arrived before the blizzard closed the airports here on the next day, followed by the blizzard closing airports at home. Just as well, because we may well have never left at all if we had tried to leave later. And remind me to tell you about having special assistance when flying. A new experience altogether for me. We will not even begin to contemplate getting back at this point, because tomorrow is another day, and I refuse to think about it.

So I am here.......
And we got here just before the snow started falling. It did not stop. However, the village has many snow removal techniques. Just check out the large one at the end of the road.
And lorries with wooden sides added to cart away snow. They did not stop, and you know what? The roads were never blocked. Life did not stop for a second here.
This was very important because the World Cup Ski Jumping happened over the weekend, and thousands come. They need roads to be clear. And they were. The men worked round the clock. Unbelievable organisation. See the ski jump there on the mountain?
And the jumper sitting on the bench before launching himself down the ramp. Believe me, they are all certifiable. That is one seriously high ski jump.

See him flying? Crazy. Excuse the street light. I was concentrating on the man in the air.

So here we are for Christmas. And the meltdown yesterday was because it was not my kitchen, Marge was at work and the world fell apart. But that was yesterday. The house is wonderfully warm as well.
Lots of white stuff around. But it is colder back home at the moment. And for the second time in my life, I will have none of my children with me for Christmas. But there is always next year, isn't there.......
I am now off to dip the biscuits in chocolate.
PS....... tomorrow I will show you how to decorate a house for Christmas a la Marge. You have never seen anything like it.......

8 comments:

Vee said...

Children are always with us in spirit...

The mountains! Your beloved mountains! I'm grinning from ear to ear thinking of you there. Thank you for the amazing photos of blue skies and pristine snow.

Jane said...

Wish we had one of those snow clearers! Our lane is so steep we could probably make a ski jump ramp on it at the moment. Have a great time.

Needled Mom said...

I just love your beautiful pictures from you visit your sister's home.

I know that the kids will miss being with you as much as you miss them.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Becky said...

I wish for you, dear one, a blessed Christmas with precious memories of Christmases past to warm you, and lovely moments of Christmas present to cheer you, and the hope of Christmases future to encourage you.

Blessings and love,

Becky

"Glory to God in the highest,And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." Luke 2:14


P.S. Enjoy your beautiful, glorious, magical surroundings - a personal favorite...enjoy for me, too!

Crystal said...

Is David going to be with Andrew and Ann? I'm sure the phone lines will be filled with calls from them this week. But I know that you will miss them too. It's hard to make choices sometimes!

The snow removal looks like ours around here but they are probably very efficient at getting the process done! I thought of you when we saw Heathrow Airport closed last night.

Have a wonderful Christmas, basking in the beauty, enjoying your sister, BIL and Mom, and rejoicing that once again He has come to us. ((( HUGS )))

Stripeyspots said...

Lindsay - fantastic picture of you. And I can't think of anything nicer than being snowed in in Switzerland at Christmas armed with biscuits and of course chocolate. Because it is Switzerland after all, chocolate everywhere!

Becky said...

There you go having Christmas in your own personal post card. Such a lovely place, and such a lovely picture of you.

Barbara said...

Beautiful as ever and can't believe I am enjoying your snow after all the chaos here with ours.