Burning up the beginner slopes
Just come back from a day on the slopes here in Trysil, and we're all exhausted. I'd forgotten the little I'd learned about skiing from three previous (and short) forays onto the slopes; the boys had only been once before - so we were all taking it easy at first.
I don't think I'll ever be a good skier, but it is fantastic fun. I guess the key bit is making sure you are on slopes where you feel confident, yet still a little bit scared in places. There's nice fear and nasty fear - I really hate the terror of standing at the top of a slope you know you can't do at all, but I quite enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes from taking on a slope just a little out of your comfort zone.
We may reward ourselves with a glass of wine at dinner - even though it will cost what I normally spend on a good bottle of wine at home. This trip will turn out one of our most expensive ever, but I don't think we'll regret it. Life is short and it's there to be experienced.
Pictured is me on a nice big easy piste.