Archive for February 13th, 2010

Brave or Foolhardy


Holidays are a-coming!

One has to ask if we are brave or foolhardy!


Because we are going skiing – something we have never ever even tried in our younger days. Yet now that the golden years are knocking on our doors, in sheer madness, we are giving it a go. To put it in the words of my Hubby, “Otherwise we will not be able to tell our grand children we had tried it before”!

And no, we did NOT realise that the Winter Olympics would be happening around the same time!

So yes, ski slopes, skis, skiing equipment and snow, here we come. It’s minus six to minus ten degrees we are told. Brrrr! Icicles at the end of our noses?

Along with those images come visions of limbs in plaster casts….

O dear. Should I start looking for insurance quotes I wonder!

The Grains of Sand Fall Steadily…


The upturned timer waits for no one.

The hands on the face continue to sweep along.

The shadow on the dial continues its relentless course.

And so it is that I am in the final throes of the preparations for my trip. I am still pondering on my size. By the way, this makes good dietary incentive. Pondering I mean. Well, the trip as well.

I have heard that Korean ladies are very sophisticated and know how to make up. Apparently many have operations to improve their looks.

When I hear such things, I am tempted to get into some sort of diet too. Of course I would need a diet supplement to complement whatever diet I embark on…

And so, as the sand runs out, as the countdown begins, as the clock chimes…. the bottom line then. Can I get away with layers of padding and hide the extra weight?