He'll be comin' round the mountain...

Paul is home later this morning. He's been away on his annual skiing break in Saalbach, Austria. Every year, he and 3 friends (all boys!) get away to the mountains for a few days of quality skiing and relaxation...they've stayed in the same hotel for about 20 years, so know it all very well.

While Paul is an excellent skier...whizzing down the black runs in his sleek outfit & Raybans...I just don't get it! I've been 3 times - once with him, twice with school (!) and have drawn the conclusion that while I love the snow and the sunshine, I'll leave the sliding down mountains on flat bits of fibreglass to my beloved husband! It, frankly, terrifies me!
As you can see , they need some more snowfall in Saalbach! But the blue skies don't bode well for that...

Beautiful though! I can't wait for him to be home...all tanned and healthy! He'll be able to meet our new addition for the first time too. I can proudly announce that our little Alice has a new brother...Charlie came to live with us on Sunday! He's another wire fox, almost 5 years old...

But that's for my next post! Until then...Happy Wednesday. I hope you have wonderful day xoxox


  1. Welcome Home Paul! Especially in one piece! xoxo

  2. What an amazing post! Love those pictures..so inviting! But I'm like you..love the scenery not the skiing!! Smile.. Pray your leg is better ((hug)) those puppies for me! Glad Paul is home safe!


  3. Gorgeous blue sky, Rachel! Know you two will be so very happy to be together again! Hoping Paul comes home safely! Enjoy playing with the latest addition to the family : ) Love and hugs, Sherry xx

  4. How wonderful that Paul can get away with friends for an annual ski trip! Pictures are gorgeous, but I have to agree with you. I've actually never tried skiing, even though, we live minutes from popular ski resorts that people come from miles away to visit! It's not something I'm interested in. I'm not one for winter sports. lol. I don't like being in the cold for too long. Call me a baby.
    Paul must be excited to see Charlie!! Hope the four of you have lots of fun tonight! xxoo

  5. Hope Paul had a great time (I love skiing - well have to, haven't I :-) but never really find time, but our youngest family member skis a lot),
    All the best for the 4th family member, I hope Alice and he are getting along well, must be exciting to see how they become friends, to develop new routines when walking two dogs now. I hope he has the family's travelling bug as well. Looking forward to seeing pictures of Charly.

  6. I'm with you on the skiing , had to be rescued by my then very young daughter. Congratulations on your new family member.xx

  7. Well, a nasty bite on the leg is not a nice way for Mr. Charlie to be grateful for a new mum and dad, eh? NO!! Happy for Paul to get away with good friends--if I was there, Rachel, we'd be doing some laughing and baking cause I'm not a skier gal myself either. In fact, I have a funny tale on that subject matter, but I'll tell it in a post sometime!! As for Paul, I'm so happy for you AND the return of the camera so that you may continue to entertain and delight all of us!!

  8. Welcome Home Paul and welcome to your home Charlie!

    Shirl x

  9. I know just how you feel, my husband would go on marathon surf trips and even tho he is a wonderful surfer, I'd feel better once he returned safe. Must be great to have a second dog in the house!

  10. I love skiing! Before you say it, we have very good skiing fields in Australia, just not anywhere close to me! Hope the Milk Tray man (do you remember that ad where the man skis down the mountain and delivers a box of chocs to his lady love, very Bond!) arrives home safely. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Gosh Rachel, Paul so knows how to have good times, but I'm with YOU, I will do lots of things, but hurtling down a steep, snowy hill on fiberglass, well, count me out.

    Glad he is home safe and sound-probably with LOTS of stories to tell.

    Thinking of you and sending love,


  12. Forgot to tell you that your comment on my Seed to Skillet posting made me smile. I could just picture you buttering brioches (I can't imagine what hour of the morning you were doing this) and making your glorious orange pudding. Lovely vision.

    Hugs and a pat for Alice,


  13. hi rachel...i am so HAPPY to hear about sweet charlie....
    and i know what ya mean about skiing..john LOVES it, but mommy stays home and bakes
    i can't wait to see pictures of charlie...happy to hear everyone is getting along...

    sending love today to you, alice and charlie
    kary and teddy

  14. Oh, a new fur baby! How absolutely wonderful!
    Looking forward to some photos of the new addition.


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