Monday, 7 January 2013

First question of 2013....does my leg look big in this?

Hey there and a very happy 2013 to you all. I wish you all plentiful happiness and lovely crumbly compost and full bellies. And I wish you legs that bend in the correct direction.......and yes I know these legs are longer than my own.

I had a slight peedie incident with a snow drift, on the last day of our lovely holiday in the sunshine, prior to that it was going so well. And, that was before the apres ski! At least I think it was a snow drift - being the size I am, I might have just tumbled into half an inch of snow, I'm a kind of comedic skier, the kind that most folk give a wide berth. I've slightly damaged my knee ligament, I never knew there were so many of them in there to be so tricky.......thankfully the nice consultant explained once we got home.

So, aside looking like half of the bionic woman, life returns to normal in the island homestead. Many family meals cooked over Hogmany and great company enjoyed, now the house returns to quiet, school begins. A new year ahead to plan.The hounds of course are unsympathetic, they did not indulge in the French Alps, and therefore have no interest in any reports of altercations with snowdrifts.

Well I guess the start of mine rules out kneeling and weeding for a while doesn't it?

You see not too bad a start to 2013 after all, no weeding required, I have a bionic leg and two crutches to use as weapons for folk who disagree with me. All positive I'd say.

I hope you year began with less malicious snowdrifts.............

Much joy to us all.


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  1. Hoppy New Year to you :) Have fun with the crutches.

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    1. Hoppy new year indeed dreamer - and to you too more happy than hoppy though. Crutches I have discovered have a life of their own and cannot be tamed. They were abandoned shortly after they arrived for fear of the increased injury they might cause me. I think leg surgeon types are on piece rate.

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  2. agreed .. much joy to us all .. too bad about the knee .. did the same thing many years ago when a friend took me to a bunny hill .. i fell .. felt my knee go .. kept on skiing .. such a stalwart fool! .. didn't have one of those snappy apparatus though .. you could mulch instead of weed, i suppose .. ;-)

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    1. Agreed indeed. I'm not speaking to the knee, currently 3 weeks in and no improvment. Who would have known knee strings would be so tricky.

      I kept skiing too - silly balloon that I am, well for about 3 seconds then gave way to my weakness.

      Mulching sounds like the way forward as I can't kneel!

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  3. Ouch! My niece broke an ankle a couple of days ago on the slopes - on the first day!

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    1. Ouch Pat - poor lass. I hope she's OK, I'll stop my moaning now!

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  4. I can imagine you look VERY fetching in that! :) Hope it gets you out of washing up for a while xx

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    1. oh no - I didnt' realise I got a get out of the washing up for free card. rats I didn't pick one up!

      And Mr Flowers says I do indeed look silly.

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  5. Ouch....sounds uncomfortable and painful. Maybe you could use it to incubate a few eggs while limping around the place!

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    1. In the manner of a penguin - good call! I like your ingenuity.

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  6. You can use the crutches to simply point at what you want, while others run around fetching and carrying for you.....! xx

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    1. If only they hadn't turned against me!

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  7. Oh dear, how horrible for you. My DIL did the same thing last year on her first (and last!) skiing trip. I hope everyone is running round after you and spoiling you rotten. Take care and a Happy New Year x

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    1. I think the family if they'd had the chance might of - but I pottered, I do like a good potter. Poor DIL. Sensible girl, sadly I'm trying to wish this better so we can book for next year...........I'm clearly not learning! A very happy new year to you too.

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  8. Doh! Farrah Fawcett Majors Mk2 :)

    One of our dogs could have done with one of those padded leg bracers.

    Get well soon!

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    1. Oh a blast from the past - bionic woman indeed. My dogs keep trying to steal it!

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  9. Ouch!! I hope you recover soon

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    1. Me too - hopefully you're wee terrier is treating you well!

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  10. Well, if you WILL go skiing Fay, what do you expect? Nothing would tempt me onto a ski, nor a horse for that matter. I like things with brakes. At least plants are seldom life-threatening.

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    1. Um, foxgloves, deadly nightshade....................

      To be fair anything that involves sunshine and very good food does get my vote. I use the word ski'ing loosely for manoevering at zero miles an hour on snow.

      Horses are tricky beasts indeed and never to be trusted. I'm with you on that.

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  11. This is why I have always avoided ski hols... so sorry your break ended in pain, hope people are pampering you.

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    1. I thought of you at new year when I made bread (the others had gone on a walk) so I was consoling myself. It actually worked!

      All the best for the coming year me dear...........

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  12. Poor you! You're looking on the bright side, tho! After breaking my coccyx on my last skiing outing I've given up forever. Daughter and husband are in Austria skiing at the moment tho....

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    1. oh dear - eek - poor you that does sound sore!

      I'm waning on the length of time this will take to heal - silly girl that I am, the man at the tip told me I'm not getting any younger.

      Hope they have fun!

      Here's to good things in 2013

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  13. Very fetching my dear. Lovely slimming effect actually. Arrived here c/o Life on a Small Island.

    I'm in the newer version of Scotland, aka, Nova Scotia.

    Love your sense of humour !

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    1. Welcome Sybil - I'll wave to Sian on the way past next time for you - as you're a long way off! Love to see new faces on here - and from what I've seen of Nova Scotia in photographs it looks gorgeous!

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