Monday, July 20, 2009

Nosy giraffe!

It is true! There is actually snow in Australia!
We enjoyed our little skiing trip to Mt Hotham very much. It has been a very nice experience.

A couple of years ago I lived and worked in The Alps in Switzerland for a few months. Everybody already warned me not to expect to much of skiing in Australia compared to Europe. And yes, it was completely different.
Instead of driving true winter wonderland for hours, (as I was used to) this time arriving in the snow actually meant that you had arrived at the ski resort. It only took driving up a mountain, all the way to the top at 1750 metres, and suddenly you are there!
The resort itself and the slopes I think were really nice. Compact but not crowded. Although it was windy and cold we were lucky to have fresh snow (actually quite a bit!)

Back in Melbourne I'm relaxing a bit now, giving my sore muscles some peace.
I was just reading through some Dutch news sites online (it keeps me updated!). As my eye was caught by this small article:
"Het zal je maar gebeuren: je zit boven op je kamer en ineens staart er een giraf naar binnen. Dat overkwam een man in Zwartewaal vanmiddag".
Okay, If I lost you here, this is what it was about:
'A farmer was at home on the first floor when ones of a sudden a giraffe was looking trough the window. The giraffe was elaborately chewing on some wheat, meanwhile enjoying the view!'
How funny is that?! Apparently the giraffe was seeking adventure and escaped the circus in town.

Look at one of my paintings.... this must have been what the farmer saw, looking out of his window that afternoon!


  1. Hi Monique,
    Sounds like you had a great weekend.
    Your giraffe is very cute.

  2. I am glad you had a great weekend, I adore your giraffe so very cute!