I used my days off for catching up on a lot of things and one of them was meeting friends, such as Daniel. We went to High School together back home in Austria and as it happens we are now both working down here in Wanaka. Daniel coaches at the other ski field so I don’t see him very often but when I do it’s always good fun. This was my first time ever golfing and I am amazed by how much I liked it – good fun actually, something to repeat on future days off.
Then come to Cardrona real quick – on Thursdays you can see all kinds of funny creatures skiing around, including a crocodile, a panda and myself as a unicorn. Ah, the things you do for your kids…. Have a great weekend everybody!
The title probably says it all…. Phew! Those were a couple of busy weeks at work while seemingly whole Australia and New Zealand came up to our ski field for their school holidays. On one hand I enjoyed being busy and having lots of work but on the other hand many things got left behind, such as updating this little blog here. But: The school holidays are over, I have two days off right now and plenty of time to tell you everything that happened during the last couple of weeks. Let the posting marathon begin! PS: The picture above is a little insight into daily ski instructor life: This is what my schedule can look like when I check it in the morning – it tells me what I am booked for when and with who. Good thing that they also book a time slot for lunch, otherwise some ski instructors could have starved over the school holidays. But no worries Mum & Dad – they took good care of us here and make …
The last couple of days have taken their toll on my feet and when I took my foot out of my skiing boot today this little red light blinked at me. How lucky that I currently have two days off and so much time to treat myself: Hot chocolates, catching up with friends and lots of rest that will be.
Two days later and my situation has completely changed: While in my last post it was fine weather and tooth aches it’s now the other way round. We had strong winds up the mountain today that made it – let’s say – “challenging” to keep my kids entertained and “on the chairlift”. But hey – I am always up for a challenge! The good news is that my pain situation has improved a lot: The antibiotics I got from the dentist on Tuesday are doing their job pretty well and I had my first day without painkillers since two weeks today. Hooray! Plus: I have two days off now and can’t tell you how excited I am. Will keep you posted what I am up to!
Wow, what an amazing week! We are in the middle of a fine weather period and every day up at Cardrona is a stunner. Plus, I am on the kids programme again which means four days with the same kids, lots of fun activities such as treasure hunts, dressing up, playing games and throwing snow balls at your ski instructor. Hope you’re having a fine week too! PS: On the downside I have to admit that my tooth still hurts like crazy. But – I’ve got another appointment at the dentist tonight and that will hopefully bring some more pain killers and the so much needed relief. Fingers crossed!
Sanna, a Swedish friend, and me went to the Swedish bakery today and oh – how delicious were those gingerbread hearts! Definitely a place to remember and we will be back for semmlor, kanelbullar and other delicacies.
I had a slight tooth ache coming up over the weekend which turned into a massive pain over the last couple of nights. Luckily I got an appointment at the dentist on Wednesday, but unluckily one tooth needed a root canal treatment. Ouch! There still remains an infection somewhere but as the pain is pretty much everywhere on the left side of the cheek the dentist has a bit of trouble locating what could be the cause of my pain…. oh well, it will be painkillers for the rest of the week as the mountain is pretty busy and staying at home is probably not a realistic option during the school holidays. Hang in there!
Always good times with this Canadian-Swedish-Italian-Austrian Ski Instructor Crew. I love mondays!
On our way back from Tekapo to Wanaka we stopped multiple times – views were just too breathtaking to not have a closer look and take pictures. Images above are from Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Lake Hawea.