Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bibendum's adventure ...

The past week end, we spent two days in mountain, with friends. We were in a wonderful hotel. It was a small wooden chalet, just in front of skiing area. 


The room was almost as large as our apartment ! 
Children were running everywhere, magic in their eyes. Too bad we stay only for one night ! 




My husband and his friend went skiing and children went sledging.


I can but don’t like skiing.

Each year, I see February coming with anxiety ! 
Because, in France, for February holidays, it’s skiing time, baby ! Whooo ! Party time ! 

And for me, this is definitively NOT a pleasant time. 

First, you’re wearing snowman’s clothes… 

Please, don’t tell me you feel at ease in those clothes ? Who can feel at ease in the Bibendum’s costume ? Even if it’s thinner than years before, I admit. 

Thanks to gloves, you live, for some days, the incredible feeling of being an astronaut ! When you’re making queue at the ski-tow, if unfortunately, your badge doesn’t work automatically, you need 10 minutes to take off those gloves and 10 minutes more to find your badge in a pocket closed hermetically by a zipper who NEVER get opened when you’ll need it ! 

Just let talk about shoes… No, seriously … SHOES ? THIS ? How can we talk about SHOES ? Shoes must help you to WALK, not to ruin your pelvis just because the creator was fascinated by robots walk !
We're all Robocop, in those shoes. 
Whooo again ! 

Let's talk about skis …
My husband told me they are lighter than before. No ?... REALLY ? I don’t care, their weight is still too heavy for my little and flabby arms ! 

And why, oh why, they never stay attached together ? Why are they always crossing each other, on my shoulders, when I have to carry them on ! 

By the way and to find positive things, I must say skiing, when there’s nobody, in the wood’s silence is fabulous... (Uuuum, not too much wood, ok ?... strangely, trees and ski don't go well together. I mean, for skiers...) 

I love this feeling of immobility, of loneliness, of quiet, peace. 
Unfortunately, I don’t belong to Jet Set and I don’t have enough money to buy a mountain for myself ! 
It means, there are always too much people around me, skiing too fast and too close. 


Sigh … 
I just wait for the summer with impatience ! And I’ll tell you how much I hate people who run, in the sand, close to my towel … :D 
My husband uses to say his life is already difficult with ONE Axelle. He can’t imagine how he could endure … double Axel. 
… He’s got a very poor humour. 

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If you want to hear my mare's laugh ... ! Believe, we should not talk when we are filming ! 

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10 comments:

  1. What a lovely place for a vacation, looks like you all had a good time. I am with you, no skiing for me. I like to take a book and sit by the fire while others ski or be outside taking photographs until my toes get too cold. I so enjoyed reading your account of the trip. Hope you get to go again and stay in that beautiful room and have fun together. love and payers, jep

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    1. Dear jep, i would go with pleasure in ski holidays with you : exactly as you, I love the idea of a book in front of a cheminey's fire with a hot chocolate...;)
      Thank you for your comment, Jep. Very friendly.

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    2. Dear Axelle- May I hang out at the Montana with you and jep!? What a beautiful room. Thank you for sharing your vacation weekend with us. I felt like you until I saw the plate of delicious morsels. aaaahh. yum. Then I saw the Michelin Tire Man and did 50 sit-ups and push-ups and ate a yoghurt. Well. No, i didn't. I just 'thought' to do it.
      Have a Blessed Resurrection Sunday.
      Regards-Jamie

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    3. Yes, Jamie, we take you with us !! :)
      I laugh for our short story with yogurt ! Life is unfair : why good food is always too fat !! :D
      Thank you, dear Jamie, j'espère que tu passes un bon week-end de Pâques en famille :)

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  2. The place you stayed is very very nice... too bad only for one night. I'm like you, I can ski, but don't like it.

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    1. Thank you, Lea Ann ! This place was gorgeous. But regarding the price, I promise, we couldn't stay more than ONE night !! :D

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  3. Wow, the pictures are really nice, I am very jealous of the cheese and charcuterie!!!!!!!! I don't ski either and I feel like an astronaut 6 months per year because it's so cold and snowy here ;)

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    1. Chère Dr Caso, je suis heureuse de te relire, je commençais à m'inquiéter. :)
      The cheese was a killer cheese ! SO YUMMY ! And the charcuterie was simply divine. I don't eat like that everyday, but when I can eat those kind of dishes, I don't want to feel guilty ! :)
      For astronaut costume, yes, it's true :D I saw a report on news : they are creating very thin but efficient "snow" clothes, to fight against cold, without being Bibendum.
      It exists !!! :D

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  4. What a lovely place! I would love to try skiing, first thing first, I would love to touch and experience snow! After that, I'll learn to ski, but on the other hand, me old bones would not be able to take it! Haha!

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    1. You know what we say about skiing ? It's like riding a bicycle : once you know it, you never forget ! You can still try !! :D

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