Sunday, March 06, 2011

We have just returned from our annual few days skiing holiday in Sierra Nevada. It is only 2 and a half hours away, just past Granada. I always say the same thing, it's not really a holiday, it's more like boot camp. Absolutely exhausting! Especially now Willow is so heavy. When she gets tired she still wants me to carry her so that's 20kg plus a pair of ski boots that I have to carry, often with my own skis as well! The hubby loves it... it's something he looks forward to all year so I have to grin and bear it! I do enjoy skiing but it's hard work! Willow had her first lesson this year. One on one with Joanna, an English girl who was particularly good with children.  She worked for Jonathon at the British Ski School. Willow was fast asleep on my knee in the cafe at the time of her lesson so we had to put it back an hour. Apparently she spent half the lesson calling for me but was starting to chat by the second half. I watched her from above on the chair lift and she was doing really quite well. She keeps talking about Joanna so I think she enjoyed herself.

We were delighted that we were able to find a ski suit for Willow at the car boot sale in Benahavis the Sunday before we left, for 2€ (thanks Danny!) plus a fleece jumper for 1€ then on the way up the mountain stopped at a supermarket and picked up some mountain boots for 5€ so her entire ski outfit cost us 8€!  Definitely the only bargain of the trip.  Apparently Sierra Nevada is now the most expensive ski resort in Europe.  I think we will do France next year.