We are in the middle of winter here in South Korea. And boy oh boy has it been cold. We haven't had nearly as much snow as we thought we would (friends in our town told us the snow last year was knee deep from December). Perhaps we are still in for a surprise. I do hope so, as somehow the snow makes the winter cold more bearable. This is probably due to the fact that we don't get any snow where I'm from in South Africa. It's still a novelty and every time it does snow you'll find me outside trying to catch snowflakes in my mouth!
Thursday this week marks the start of Chinese New Year here in Korea, and it's a big holiday for everyone. Farmboy and I are off as of tomorrow and are heading to the mountains to go skiing. We have skied twice before, both times back in 2010 when we were living in Korea the first time. We loved it so much and are very excited to get back on the slopes. However, Farmboy has some crazy idea in his head that we are both ready to snowboard and that we won't even be 'wasting our time' with the skis.
Ummmm....I'm a little nervous to try snowboarding, even though I have been told it's similar to wake boarding, something I can at least do (I mean if getting up on the board and being frozen in one place and refusing/being too full of pride to allow myself to fall is called 'doing' it then I am brilliant at wake boarding!).
I'll be posting the odd photograph on Instagram (@roxyhuton) if you'd like to follow along in the many 'falling flat on our bum' photographs that are sure to follow.
I've had to invest in a down jacket, gloves, numerous scarves, thermal underwear and ear muffs. Farmboy handles the cold much better than me, as is evident in the picture below:
You can also tell just how 'beautiful' our country town is...with rolling green fields and snow capped mountains...or should I say skyscrapers and dead patches of grass scattered between derelict houses. But we do love our small town. It has it's own charm, the least of which is the kind and friendly people we share it with.