Happy New Year and Winter Holiday


Three weeks went far too quickly and I am back in London from an amazing holiday spent with my family and friends. I hope you all had a good start to the new year.
We spent New Year's eve in the mountains and I could finally enjoy the proper winter weather with lots of snow. Even though I am more of a summer person, I truly love the winter weather when everything is frosty and covered in beautiful clean white snow. A winter wonderland!

Photo courtesy of Pavel Kunc

I couldn't take many pictures of winter beauty because I tried cross country skiing after many years again. I was worried I could break my camera as I'm still a beginner and fall over a lot. I never thought I would like cross country skiing after several mishaps and failed attempt in the past, but this sport has eventually got a place in my heart. I must say, I'm quite proud of myself. :)

So here are a few shots I managed to take during a stop in a pub and “catching my breath” breaks; I'm not proud of this part (I desperately need to increase my physical power).






I wish you all the best of health, happiness, joy and love for 2011!


  1. Absolutely stunning. Congratulations on your successful cross country attempt. Looks like fun. I hope you and yours have a great 2011!

  2. Beautiful pictures!! Happy new year to you too!

  3. Love the beautiful photos! Can't wait to hear all about the trip! Happy New Year! x

  4. Beautiful scenery and great pics! Nice to hear about your successful cross-country skiing! Next time you come over to Finland we'll definitely make a long skiing trip together :)

  5. Happy new year!
    Very beautiful pictures and a lovely story.

  6. What a wonderful photos!! Those trees seems been like sugar trees!
    Mglòria from Gourmenderies

  7. I'd say that was an amazing holiday adventure! The fourth and fifth photos are so captivating -- kind of lure you in.

    Cheers and happy New Year,


  8. That looks like a superb winter holiday.

    Thanks again for the treats, they were delicious!

    All the best in 2011,

  9. Happy Newyear to you too!! That looks like a fun and beautiful winter holiday! Love the scenery.

  10. Thank you all for the nice comments. I hope the new year is treating you well.

    El - cross country skiing is def fun, but it can hurt when you fall over so often as me! :)

    Virva - hehe, can't wait for that! But you should pack a first aid kit for that trip! :)

    Skye - You are welcome! I'm really glad you enjoyed the sweets.

  11. What gorgeous photos! I love snow if it would only snow everywhere but the roads. :) Happy New Year!

  12. What stunning photos!! They are putting me in the mood for MY ski holiday (although that will be of the downhill variety!!) at the end of the month. All the best for a fantastic 2011 :)

  13. What a winters Dream! Winter is such a romantic time of year! I hope we get some snow here this weekend. I just found our site, and have so much in common with food, styln' etc...

  14. WoW! Great photos it captures my idea of winter wonderland. Love the sceneries each time it snows.

  15. A little late...ahem! Nevertheless, here's to a happy new year for 2011! Love the crisp, white snow pics Sari!