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Saturday, 5 January 2013

There's a Moose Loose....

Okay so here's where I come clean and confess....the snow kitten (Darnell's name for me...not mine) took a wee tumble on the slopes, so I'm resting up this afternoon whilst everyone else continues to throw themselves down the mountain!
I have to also say I've embraced the idea of a rocking chair far more than I ever thought possible....I'm trying to work out how I could take this one home with me, as I sit swinging back and forth with such velocity I'm in danger of a whiplash injury to accompany my dodgy knee! 

I thought an early session in the hot tub this morning might be perfect to aid my recovery. 
I have to say it's very bizarre being outside in a bathtub essentially, in freezing temperatures (although today was a tropical -10) feeling the sun on your face whilst enjoying watching and listening to the birds! 
You just have to be careful to keep all your bits under the water level...other than your face obviously because if you don't you soon realise that's something amiss...BRR....!
Another little revelation that I've become aware of is the fact that I don't feel the need for any lip plumping surgery (not that I've ever considered this you understand) because my lips seem to have grown since being here. I know I expected it of my waistline because as you know you definitely have to pack in the calories when you're on an expedition like this....copious amounts of chocolate are a must! 
Even in the liquid form with a little wee nip of something to keep out the cold plus a dollop of whipped cream and marshmellows balanced on top! 
But no it's my lips that seem to have expanded! 
So I have saved a fortune on lip enhancement surgery and certainly don't need any painful injections...
....all you need to do is plummet into sub zero temperatures and 'Bob's Your Uncle' 
(sorry that's an old family saying) 
oh.... maybe I should have kept that secret to myself until I patented the idea! Humm....

I need to explain by the way that those bubbles in the photo below are from thewater inlet and nothing else ~ RIGHT!  

 Whilst shrivelling (but at least I can blame the hot tub for all my wrinkles now) I took in all the sights around...listening to the birds in their highly excitable frenzy that I'd put even more food out for them. Chickadees, tree-creepers and woodpeckers came to see the strange sight before them...these humans have a lots to answer for!
Here's the view of the house from the hot tub...all warm and toasty with the chimney billowing...it's such a reasuring sight when you know you've got to make a dash and negotiate those slippery steps, with water freezing on your body by the second, plus a dodgy knee that threatens to give way at any moment.

Looking the other way from my semi-submersible is the sauna and I noted that I think we've had someone participating other than me...see the little critters tracks...I need Laurie to let me know who it was...taking liberties?!?!?

 I have a good idea but I know it couldn't be a moose because they are big beasties....
I didn't think I'd see one whilst here but we've been lucky...very lucky! LOL

See isn't he gorgeous...I adore these wooden sculptures. They are so cleverly carved and cute to boot!
I bought this magnificent guy on my last visit. If you want to see more of Yome Lebel amazing work then click on his name. I soooooo want a bear and the beaver of course...
...oh and how could I resist the Canadian goose or the cat? 
I feel major purchases coming on... :D

Well the fire needs stoking, coffees brewing, kettles only seconds away from the boil and dinner is waiting for the 'adventurers' return...meanwhile I'll carry on with the music blasting out across the lake...and enjoy the sun dipping down through the trees.
I hope you've had a great day and remember it's a gift so use it well
~ ♥ ~


  1. oh my gosh what a beautiful home! Love the shot of your toes!! Tracks, mmm, my guess, bunny tracks!

    1. Ahhh haaa....I never thought of bunnies!
      I thought they were probably from 'Nutkin and Co' ;D
      Trying to keep chirpy today Laurie but it's proving difficult because our time here is coming to an end soon. Booo hooo =(

      I'll just plan for when we can return...that'll no doubt help :D

  2. Oh fabulous Neesie, move over and make room for another. What a holiday!! Hugs, Di xx

    1. Yep there's plenty of room Di ~ come on in the waters lovely!
      Maybe bring another bottle of bubbly though cos we seem to have gone through ours! No idea who drank it all (hic!)

      Chat again soon...from the other side ;D

  3. ove the picture of you in the hot tub tooting away...lol...HA! ok I'm still giggling...hope your knee feels better, I am sure shopping will help it out! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    1. TOOTING...I'll have you know Sandee I've never tooted in my life! ;D

      Thanks for your kind concern about my knee. It's not exactly my knee but just below...my boot and leg had an argument and decided to try and go their seperate ways!

      Getting better now though thankfully, which is just as well because I'm not into the limping granny look...not just yet anyway (:-*)

      Waving 'Hi' from the ski lodge sipping an amaretto hot chocolate ~ yummy :D

  4. awww, isn't he CUTE. Yup, that's a moose alright. I like them made of chocolate, eat the antlers first. ;o)

    Enjoy that hot tub, you're not gonna want anyof that at home!

    1. Isn't he just...although now you've put the thought of chocolate into my head I can't quite look at him the same! You always have great ideas Jenn...but do you know where I can find the chocolate version? ;D

      As to the changes looming...I'm just going to change the hot water of the hot tub for cold water of the pool...basically I'll be wrinkly for many months yet!

  5. O my goodness make room for me too.... It looks Fabulous!! Take good care of that knee... Hugs May x x x

    1. Hi May...yep come on, plenty of you for a wee one ;D

      My leg is repairiing nicely thanks. Maybe I shouldn't have tried that somersault on my last ski run...I've never learn :^$

      I hope your New Year is progressing nicely. I'll pop over to see what you're up too soon :D

  6. The log home is beautiful! I've looked over all of your Vacation posts, looks like you had a wonderful time!

    Jan ♥

    1. Hello Jan,
      Thank you for taking the time to peek into my post.

      I hope you enjoyed your visit :D

  7. Oh, Neesie, what a fun read! Hope your knee gets well enough to ski soon again, but if you have to stay in the hot tub, I declare it is no big loss! Wish I could come join you, but I would have to tag along 5 busy bubble makers that would have all the water OUT of hot tub in seconds- and I like you too much to do that to you:-)

    1. Hi Minnemie,
      Nope I have to agree staying in the hot tub wasn't a hardship...especially if I had a little glass of bubbly with me...for medicinal purposes of course!
      The leg is improving thanks, now that all the lovely colours are coming out.

      Hey...it would be lovely to have you join me and not a problem for your 5 busy bubble makers! Well, they'd just have to have separate bathing times than us obviously but there's a great club house with play stations, billiard tables and lots to keep them amused. Also they flooded the tennis courts to make an ice-rink, but unfortunately that was just underway as we were coming away!

      I'll answer your email as soon as I can...it was lovely hearing from you.
      Take care xoxo

  8. Hi Neesie, decided to hop to your blog when I signed up to the "2 Bags Full" Grow your blog party challenge. What lovely photos of your winter trip. I live in Perth but have been to Melbourne quite a few times and loved it (except for the weather....sorry!) Have fun and a safe return home.

    1. Hello Sami,
      I can't believe how long it's been for me to get to reply to your lovely comment. I'm usually much better than this.
      I suppose I have the excuse that travelling half way round the world hindered me ;D
      I'm so excited about the blog party but really need to get organised. It's going to be here before we know it! Are you ready?

      It's great to hear that you're in Perth. I've stayed in Perth numerous times and loved it. Hey...Melbourne's weather isn't too bad Sami...in fact we're due 39 degrees tomorrow! lol
      Thanks so much for popping by...it's lovely to meet you and I'll visit you soon ~ have fun :D

  9. Giggle giggle... bubbles in the hot tub. You are so cute. Now bring that sculpture home... PRONTO!

    1. I thought you'd like that Angy...the bubbles!

      By the way, I'm so sorry to have taken so long to reply to your comment I can't think what I've been doing to keep me away....but I'm here at last.
      It was lovely that you joined me ;D

      I hope your New Year has started well and will continue to just get better with each day! Have fun ♥

  10. The moose is awesome! And so is your sauna! I can just envision sitting in the hot tub on a sunny frigid day, enjoying the birds... aaahhhhh....

    1. That's exactly what we did Sherrie,
      But there was a glass of bubbly at times...well it was Christmas after all. ;D

      Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate your comment :D


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