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Is there anyone among us who doesn’t love this whole “‘Tis the season” business to bits? Thought so. The time between autumn and winter, so basically anything between October and Christmas, is filled with so many warm colours that it turns any forest or leafy street into my happy place. Even though it does get pretty cold before, I dread having to welcome the absolute nothingness that follows Christmas. So …

[ Written by Caroline | 29 Nov 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
These lines …

[ Written by Kathi | 15 Dec 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

“I can see snooooow!!!”
- Every year I am looking forward to this day. When suddenly huge snowy mountains appear in front of me. When the landscape slowly turns from looking grey and dusty into a white magic winter wonderland.  That’s the time for the first shred, the first ride down a snowy piste and that first true winter feeling.

Arrival in Laax, Switzerland
When researching for a perfect snow resort a couple of …

[ Written by guest | 17 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

While wrapping myself in a thick blanket with a hot water bottle and drinking tea my mind always drifts away to the snow and I can literally see myself shredding down some wicked slopes in the sunshine and finally make use of this icy weather. Oh yes, I am counting the days until I’ll be back on my snowboard enjoying the calm of the mountains while racing down piste after …

[ Written by guest | 29 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

The days are getting shorter and there’s a definite chill in the air… Yes, here in the UK, it looks like winter’s here again. We’re breaking out the faux fur, shopping for winter boots, eating like hamsters preparing for hibernation and trying to get our heads round the clock change and the fact it feels like midnight at 8pm.

But instead of holing up at home in your thermals, why not …

[ Written by Alex | 15 Nov 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon” is what Konrad Adenauer once said.
I am always amazed with the beautiful view above the clouds, be it while sitting on an airplane, climbing up a volcano or going on a ski trip. There is always a certain calmness, which makes you feel free and happy. As I have recently been on a ski holiday …

[ Written by guest | 18 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Norway and I have a somewhat difficult past. About a year or 2 ago I had a flight booked to Oslo at 8am but coming home drunk at 5am I never made it to the airport in time. Then, a year later, I was given the opportunity to visit on three different occasions within a matter of just a couple of months but never managed to squeeze it into my …

[ Written by Katja | 17 Jan 2012 | 8 Comments | ]

Last year, when I was living in Hungary, some friends and I developed a bit of an obsession with hot, mulled wine (forralt bor in Hungarian). We bought it at the Christmas Market, sipped in in our favorite cafes, and even attempted making it ourselves at one of the numerous dinner parties we had at my flat. Warm beverages and winter go hand in hand for me. A touch of …

[ Written by guest | 21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]