Monday, 30 January 2012

New sports for the olympics

We headed out cross-country skiing again on Saturday. Except this time we went with a much more advanced skier, who was ambitious on our behalves.

Which means today I have bruises and aches in places I'm choosing not to share with the world. Suffice to say that I actually managed to get some housework done today, it was preferable to sitting down!

I managed to  attempt two new winter sports whilst out though. The first is tandem skiing - this arises when one skier is too scared to attempt slopes on his/her own, so allows a second skier to steady the way. As you can see from this video, Rune was a little nervous, so I bravely guided him down the hill.(Excuse the shaky camera work, Paul fell in a snow bank just before we set off, and did remarkably well to keep filming!).

Why am I screaming? Oh, I just wanted to ensure the path was clear of bears. Safety first and all that!

The second sport? Woodland walking, whilst carrying ski equipment. This sport is designed for those who have decided that if they fall consistently when travelling uphill, and fall consistently when travelling downhill, it might just be better if they bloody walk.

One more photo to share from our day out. A beautiful example of the differences between the sexes. On the right we have Mr. Hairy Woodpecker, sitting in the sunshine watching the world go by.
On the left we have Mrs. Hairy Woodpecker, working so damn hard she is just a blur of feathers.


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