Monday, 20 January 2014

First time skiing :)

So, I'm well on my way in to the winter term here in Canada, and although it got off to a rather unproductive start (lying in a sofa fort watching endless amounts of Angel), i am now feeling much more productive and ready to try all new things.

This weekend i started my first swing dance lesson and loved it! Definitely going to go again, and again, and again :P

I also went skiing for the first time this weekend, a little more eventful than the swing dancing, i have to say! After the bus being pulled over by the police we finally made it to Wentworth where a whole load of equipment was handed to me, none of which i knew how to put on. With the help of many people i was finally ready to leave the rental lodge and learn to ski. I am told i picked it up very quickly, until, after getting a little over ambitious and trying out an actual slope, rather than the bunny hill. I fell flat on my face after attempting to get out of the ski lift (people make it look so graceful) and made it part way down the hill in tiny little turns and lots of falling over, and with the end in sight... I could do no more. I took the ski's off and ambled down on foot, only for a snow mobile to approach me. My first thought was that i was going to be told off for walking and not skiing, then i thought he was going to run me over, but instead he told me to jump on the back and he would take me to the bottom of the hill. A hero really!

After that i thought it would be better, for my own safety, to retire to the lodge and dry off with a cup of hot chocolate. So i did just that!

I'm sure I'll be a pro in no time ;)

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