Thursday, 3 December 2009

If you can't stand the heat...


then go and bury yourself in a snowdrift. Well that's my motto and I'm sticking to it.

Seriously. Blundering around in sub zero temperatures in the dark, trying to find the key to your swiss chalet (and indeed the chalet itself), slipping on a vicious patch of black ice and the ensuing pain seeping through your limbs...Well it's an excellent distraction from wondering if anyone at Richmond liked your competition entry at all.

Think of it not so much as a NTAI last minute holiday in the Alps as an opportunity to have more distraction providing accidents. Although as my last two bizarre accidents involved the leg of the ironing board and the lid of the laundry basket (I must be the only person in the world to injure themselves with wicker, surely?) I have to say I prefer the view here.

Pass the ibuprofen...

11 comments:

Jackie Ashenden said...

Apparently accidents with tea cosies are fairly common too. No, really, it's true and I have the ER statistics to prove it. :-)
Have a fab time away Lorraine! And stay away from ironing boards, laundry baskets and tea cosies okay?

Lacey Devlin said...

You're in the wars! But I have to say that you've got style. If you're going to injure yourself why not do it in trying to get into a swiss chalet? That's far more exotic than falling down in a gutter at home :D

Joanne Cleary said...

Hmm, accidents with wicker? You're probably on your own there :-)

But I have previously injured myself with my car door. Would you believe I slammed it shut before I actually totally removed my face?

And I'm with Lacey, if you're going to injure yourself there aren't too many other places as glam as next to a Swiss chalet. It looks beautiful.

Sally Clements said...

Those accidents are telling you something, stop washing and ironing! Have fun!

Suzanne Jones said...

Is that your chalet in the pic? Oh, jealous.

I'm with everyone who thinks that if you're going to fall it might as well be somewhere that lovely.

XX

Lorraine said...

Hi Jackie - I definitely need no encouragement to stay away from ironing boards and laundry baskets. Not sure I've seen a tea cosy since my nan died (but I'm fairly sure that wasn't tea cosy related!)...

Thanks Lacey, not sure my bruises are very exotic but the principle applies!

Ouch Jo. I did once shut my hand in a car door and then promptly passed out. It's good to know I'm not the only one :-)

Thanks Sally, I have been having fun, hope to get some writing done this week too.

Hi Suzanne,
I left my camera cable at home so this isn't our chalet but it's the same area and gives you the idea. The chalet we're staying in was above the clouds yesterday, the view is lovely and it's been great to get away.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

What a beautiful place. Have fun and I do hope no more accidents. :)

Suzanne

Judy Jarvie said...

Lovely chalet, I'm sighing at the thought of views above the clouds! Perfection! Enjoy! And stay safe. jx

Lorraine said...

Hi Suzanne thanks for stopping by. No major accidents no, just a few bumps and burning myself on the fire, nothing really :-)

Hi Judy, we're actually in a cloud at the moment! It has been lovely. Sadly I need to pack now to go back and am sulking.

Maisey said...

Hi Lorraine, just saw your post on ihearts. Nothing wrong with a little cry. I had one of my own the last time. :-) But good for you for getting back into the WIP. :-)

Lorraine said...

Thanks for visiting Maisey, can I adopt you as a mascot???
Seriously though, your call story couldn't have been more perfectly timed to provide encouragement. I look forward to buying your book.