Walk on the Wild Side for International Women's Day

It's been a really heavy couple of weeks, at work and home. Today; I fled for the hills with the wild blowing in my hair, to do some thinking, get some me time and generally escape. It was such a beautiful winter's day...There were lots of fellow walkers, but I still found my peace that i needed.

As is always the case, once I was up there walking, my head felt lighter, i could breathe and I drank in the amazing views. The mountains were so close, you could almost touch them!

This quote says it all!

Trees, views, my favourite tree - bliss!
All my photos here


Resolutions Update, February 2020

1. Log my food with the SHYE coach app - Yes! Have been doing this consistently and have been cooking from the "WTF should I eat?" book
2. No Drinking at home, option to have a drink if I am out with others - nope have been drinking at home, but not as much as before, weekends only
3. Exercise each day - run / walk / yoga / physio exercises / 7min Workout - Yes! During ski holiday i did yoga each ady adn want swimming. Since then I have exercised each day - yoga, HIIT, dance, cycling!
4. Blog once a week at least - yes, weekly definitely, but less than January! 10 blogs in February - but a few to catch up on ie LT 2020 and Ski holiday
5. Read 100 books -11 read, 7 behind schedule. Need to get reading!
6. Take the Take the Neil Gaiman MasterclassNeil Gaiman Masterclass - not yet

International Women's Day Inspiration :-)

In honour of International Women's Day, I share with you 2 things...

1, This wonderful quote from Glennan Doyle - find her here online

Let's all do the next right thing, one thing at a time!

2. My International Women's Day / Month reading list

The Guilty Feminist is wonderful, if you haven't listened to the podcast, do so now
Deborah Frances White is a legend! Listen to the Guilty Feminist Podcast here :)

I love Caitlin Moran's Stuff, I read "How to be a girl" end of last year, now to read "How to be a women"

Then two books from my favourite newspeople, and I bought "feminists don't wear pink, and other lies" today, because the title made me curious!


Sunny Sunday in the Mountains

Markus and i went to Flumserberg today for our first ski of the season, ahead of skiferien in a week's time!

It was a beautiful, warm sunny Sunday. We did a few warm up runs by ourselves, then took a lesson with a teacher who got us ski-ing all across the area.

I won the "who can fall over the least times" competition, much to Markus's disgust. Markus: 3 falls, Helen: 1 fall.
I was felled though by a child from behind - a child who was big enough to know better and was going very fast. Direct hit which took us both out. No injuiries but I was a bit out of sorts after.

By the time the lesson was over, we were both a bit exhausted, so had lunch, then got train home. Both completely knackered by the time we reach the flat :-)


The Saturday Sofa Gang

Today I have been running around, getting ski stuff hired, doing party plannign, shopping, laundry, taking Markus to a birthday party.

My youngest son however has the right idea. I found him on the sofa, along with all his toys!


View from my office window

I am blessed to have a window seat*, and a beautiful view across the park to the Schloss Sihlberg (this little hill is the highest point in this quartier of Zürich).

I get a little obsessed sometimes with taking photos. In any case, I've been in work too late and again too early, recently. But for that I get nice photos!

*True fact, in Japan, getting the window seat means you're on the way out!