A postcard from February

February began with a huge dump of snow and ended feeling more like spring than winter. More of the month was filled with sunshine than not, and boy was that great at banishing any winter blues that might still be lurking. 

The amazing weather couldn’t have come at a better time. After the Teen returned from a week of ski camp, we packed up the car and headed to Scuol for a week of skiing. After a perfectly timed dump of fresh snow on our first morning, we spent the next four hours enjoying the Alps underneath the bluest of skies. Z spent the week on the slopes taking her first pizza shaped turns, The Boy crossed over to the dark side (as we like to joke) and spent the week learning how to snowboard. Hubby and The Teen explored the slopes while I enjoyed my mornings writing. Little Z connived me into joining her on the magic carpet on one of our days - and I’m happy to say that I’ve not lost all my ability. Back in our rented apartment we enjoyed fondue and raclette dinners and played a lot of board games together in the evenings. 

It didn’t take long for the idilic holiday feeling to disappear when we returned home. Not even 2 hours passed before the first fever was measured. Firstly Z, followed by The Teen, and then Hubby all succumbing to a nasty winter virus. So we spent the following week stuck at home, which gave me plenty of time to catch up on laundry, blog posts, and time to enjoy the out of this world sunsets that cheered us up each evening. Being stuck at home made my daily goal of 10,000 steps a little harder to reach, but I’ve now figured out a nice route to add 5000 steps if I need it at the end of the day.  

As for the blog in February, I couldn’t wait to get back from Scuol to start writing all about it, plus I updated a post from the Verkehrshaus, and added a post about how I make our annual family photo books. For next winter make sure you bookmark the article from Abbie which tells us how to have fun in winter if you’re a non-skier. 

With the spring flowers starting to pop up, it’s time once again to start looking forward to longer days, sunnier skies, and milder temperatures. Once the fasnacht celebrations are over and done with it will be time to get to work on a blogpost for KinderRegion. My March is filled with meetings, coffees, walking, photography projects, a bread making course, and concerts this year. The blog will feature Easter activities, more from Scuol, as well as an introduction to the Swiss sport of Schwingen. 

Have a great March!