Back to reality

This past week, I took a break from all things word-related to head to Sauze d’Oulx in Italy for a week’s worth of skiing. For the most part the weather was crystal clear, cold, and perfect for skiing. Sauze itself was beautiful, and the skipass included one day over in France at Montgenèvre, so I got to practice my French a little. The food was great (as expected for Italy!) although there was so much of it we could scarcely make our way through each night. It was a little bit of a trip of misadventures, though, as I took a bad fall on the first day and hurt my arm (luckily nothing broken!), another of us ended up with a black eye, and half the group were struck down with nasty norovirus at the end! Even stomach flu couldn’t keep us down though, and as befitting a holiday that was meant to be a break-from-words, words can’t really describe it as well as a few pictures can: