Sorry been a while since I last wrote anything, time has just whizzed by and I can’t believe there is now only 3 weeks left of the season! Its been such a wonderful and crazy journey and I am starting to reflect on everything that has happened and that I’ve learnt over the past few months.
Since my last post, I have:
- Flew home for a whirlwind 24 hours
- turned 25
- Sat in a Austrian Police station
- Been a girrafe
- Cooked pancakes
- Worn shorts!
It’s certainly been an eventful few weeks.
I had a wonderful surprise last week, Mum and Dad came to stay for my birthday! I was not expecting it at all, so it was so exciting to see them.
My birthday was such a fun filled day, with a few surprising events to make the day extra memorable. I certainly will not forget my 25th birthday!
It all started with a wonderful cup of tea in bed made by my lovely room mate Amy, and tucking into some scrummy shortbread sent by the lovely Davies Family. (Thank you!) I then headed into work to meet Mum and Dad, and was met with happy birthday music and the team dancing around the kitchen. I opened a very fun giraffe onsie from the team which is then proceeded to wear up the slopes! Myself, Mum and Dad had a lovely breakfast in the village bakery, I then came back to get changed for an afternoon ski, whilst Mum and Dad kindly agreed to start a “Rowe Styled” BBQ in an old wheelbarrow! Classic! Skiing was really fun, until unfortunately I was involved in a skiing accident – I must quickly add I was not hurt at all, but was sent flying down the mountain skis and poles flying everywhere (in a giraffe onsie!) sadly the women I crashed with did not come off so well and we had to call the rescue helicopter to take her to hospital, and I was then escorted down the mountain by the skiing policeman! (as I said, a birthday to remember.) It was all a bit of a shock, especially as my German is still very limited so I was not able to communicate very well. But luckily, Praise the Lord, after staying in hospital over night the lady will be fine, with a broken nose and slight concussion.
After all this, I was very pleased to return to the chalet for an amazing BBQ and then some volley ball in the sunshine. I then spent the evening in the police station making a statement (just like a car accident).
It was one crazy day, but in-spite of the crash, It was very lovely, and I was very pleased Mum and Dad were around. What a way to turn 25!
We’ve had some glorious sunny days here, and the snow can now only been seen on the slopes. Everywhere else is a luscious green and walking through the village there is a subtle hint of farming/cow smell wafting through the air and the fields start to prepare for planting. (feels just like home!)
Starting to wind down, and come to terms with the fact that this incredible journey is coming to an end and I will soon be retuning to Oxfordshire soil.
Thank you for all your continued prayers and messages over the past few weeks, It has really kept me going. Much love… xx