New year and a new chance to get things going again ! The run up to xmas saw the usual panic present shopping (with added scary lack-of-income worries) and some quality parties with mates from home. Then a wonderful xmas day, full of food and some pretty kick ass presents – heavy books and homewares from my parents and travel books from my brother – mixed messages there. But before I had time to reflect on these, I was whisked away the very next day for a long week of snowboarding in the Alps. How sweet is that ?!!
I had a good week boarding despite a heavy feverish cold and a couple of nasty blows to my arm and butt on the icy pistes. The cold kept my drinking in some form of moderation, and the hallucinations caused by a fever at high-altitude were exquisite ! I got some great runs in, including a great off-piste powder field full of gullies to shoot through. Now I’m back home, nursing my bruised behind and getting ready to take on the new year – grrrrrrr.
Happy 2005 !!!!