Sunday, January 15, 2012
Sun and freezing temps.......
And then we took Jean up another side of the valley to get a different view of the village. David and I did the walk a few days ago, but that was during snow showers, and today was a spectacularly glorious day once again, and SO different.
On the way to the hill, I noticed the sun glinting on the icicles hanging from an old barn. Aren't they stunning? And isn't it wonderful how ordinary things can make on stop in one's tracks at times? The fact that it was -12C and my fingers were blue was immaterial. It took AGES for them (and the rest of me) to thaw.
And on the wish list goes a pair of ultra thin thermal gloves. I have furry fingerless ones, and they work on mild day. I have knitted ones and they do not work at all. I have snow ones and they work on cold days, except for the pain in the neck pulling on and off every time I want to take a photo. My fingers are tired of being blue. Purple. Ice cold. So I am going to be searching the sales for the dream pair, if they exist.
Our visit to our friend this afternoon was just lovely. So were the Swiss cakes she had acquired. (Forget the diet for now!) It would have been rude to decline the invitation to partake. I partook with relish, you will be happy to hear. And I just loved visiting another Swiss home. Apartments are huge here. Rooms are big. Spacious. Even apartments have fire places, to my delight, and I also tried out their fancy massage chair. Heated. I contemplated taking up residence in the chair for the forseeable future, actually, especially when I could see the mountains from every window near me as I reclined in splendid luxury. I should just have asked for a blanket and I would have been as happy as Larry.
So, right now, it is time for supper, and I am going to investigate the contents of the fridge in the hope that there is a lettuce leaf available for consumption.
I will be back.
PS. Thank you so much to the lovely people who heard my request and commented yesterday. I was so delighted to see some new names, and learn a little about you. You all know a great deal about me already! HOWEVER......... (not that I want to moan or whine here at all) 122 of you visited and 9 commented. Sigh.
I love you all, really, faceless or not. Thank you for coming to visit!