Welcome to my new blog (well my only blog!) - I'm discovering how hard it is to get started with this. I'm so enjoying reading other blogs that I felt moved to start my own...........We'll have to wait and see how it develops.
Currently I'm in the Alps - watching the rain gradually wash away all the recent snow we've had. The sky is so misty I can't see the mountains. More importantly it's so wet that I'm reluctant to go out at all.
Today is Christmas Eve.
I'm cooking soup for dinner tomorrow. It's going to be Carrot, Lemon & Ginger (I hope!).
All the other food, veggies, the turkey etc is cooling down in the garage (no more room in the fridge for now!)
I maybe should explain a bit about me. I'm a vegetarian but have a family who all eat meat so I do cook it for others. I've been vegetarian for nearly 40 years and it suits me very well.
I love to be outdoors. I have done since I was small. One of my earliest memories is of making mud pies in my Nan's garden. I had a lovely doll's pram which I used as a wheelbarrow for the pies. And I hated dolls.
Here in the Alps we bought a house so we could stay and ski all winter now that we're retired. I also discovered wonderful hiking routes for the summer. Winters in Scotland had become just wet and miserable - much like some of the summers.
Although for a long time we supported and enjoyed skiing in Scotland (mostly at Glenshee) the change in the climate meant fewer and fewer days which it was possible.
I have three children. My eldest son works in Canada as a ski coach. My only daughter is married, living in Yorkshire and works managing indoor ski slopes. My youngest son lives in Zurich where he works for FIFA Films. I have a gorgeous (of course) grandson in Yorkshire who is 3 years old already.
That's probably enough for today............
Friday 20 July - Around Beuron
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