Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Started this on 18th of December Finished it on the 3rd of January 2011

Phew, I am absolutely buggered! The last time I felt like this was after a 4 hour windsurf session! But this is a little bit different! Instead we did a 4 and a half hour ski session! After doing my very first red run, first time skiing in Flims and even first time sending myself off a jump! I am absolutely buggered!

So I went for my first ski when I was in Zurs, Austria on the 16th and had an absolute nightmare! Couldn’t turn right, couldn’t stop and totally out of control. But, by the next day I was ripping it up on blues with no dramas. I had an absolute ball!

Lets fast forward too my time in Klosters, Switzerland and more importantly Christmas and New Years. So the reason I found myself in Klosters is because of Powder Byrne, we arrived a few days before Christmas to set up, but when the 25th ticked around I got onto the skype/phone to my parents who were to be honest had a few beers/wines and I’m sure that Uncle Steve (uncle) wouldn’t deny it. I opened my prezzies to find some fantastic Marino Wool socks but more importantly received a Forerunner Watch... which is almost perfect for Skiing and Windsurfing, pretty much just a GPS on your wrist! Its fantastic, so on Christmas day I took it for a ski, Marty (my Assistant) had a few bits a bobs to do regarding the work that was starting the next day, but we smashed it out! And straight away hit the slopes!

So myself, Sam Village and Marty Crowe headed up the Gotschna and pretty much stayed up there all day! According to the watch (sponsored by Garmin) we skied 42 Kilometres (including lifts, Not Major Ones Though) so a fair amount of skiing was had! When we got home we enjoyed a quiet few beers and then hit the hay getting ready for our first proper day at work.

On hind sight, even though I wasn’t with family eating sea food on shorts and a t-shirt instead I was having potentially my best day of skiing with guys that ill hopefully be seeing again in my travels, it was defiantly one of my favourite Christmases I’ve had.

Boxing Day was a different story though, it was pretty full power work, which was a bit rubbish, as honestly I would have much preferred to have been getting into trouble with the Levy’s in Bendigo! But not too worry you can’t have everything! The week in Klosters was fantastic, good company, good families and good kids! Was good fun!

Eventually New Years ticked along and we were absolutely buggered, but we pulled ourselves together and made it out to the local pub for a quiet one! When the clocks ticked 12! We ran outside and I saw some of the most amazing fireworks ever! I understand the Sydney tried pretty hard for 2000, but the Swiss defiantly know how to ‘pack’ some fireworks. It was a great show! We had a pretty early night, I was back in bed by 2am!

Now I’m in Grindelwald working out here as a Yeti Assistant! First day was today, and honestly don’t like it! Grindelwald is positioned in a Valley with five dominating mountains surrounding the place, the mountains are: Wetterhorn, Schrekhorn, Eiger, Monk, Jungfrau. So because the younger kids don’t go up the mountains we only get 1 hour of sun, which isn’t ideal, but tomorrow ill be going up with the kids that can ski, so we will fortunately be higher up which means warmer.

Anywho, I have heaps of photos and even a MOVIE to show you! So please check it out and let me know what ya think! (PHOTOS TO COME, THE LACK OF INTERNET IN ZURS MAKES IT HARD)

Stay Classy guys!

Lots of Love Steve! Xx

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