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Sledge rides in the snow…

Things I love… No. 9

One year when we were in Davos during the winter skiing holidays, we took a ride with the horse and sledge through a snowy valley at my request. Nothing can compare to that quietness. We travelled through the valley alongside a brook  and the sound of the water, the horses’ hooves softly clapping the packed snow and their bells were all one could hear. The soft fur-lining of the sledge – a pure and natural luxury. There were no roads so the only outside sound that penetrated the peace was the odd helicopter bringing someone important to the WEF in the village…

The horses were called Lucky and Index. We could smell their heat and watch their breath. The coach driver, a young country man was very knowledgable and told the children which animals had left which tracks in the snow. Our eldest daughter,  a horse lover was then allowed to sit up front for part of the journey…

When we got to the inn at the end of the valley we had a hot barley broth. I’ll share that recipe with you soon. Comfort food for the  minus 20°s…

This is one of the best ways I know  to get away from it all

Unforgettable!

-M-A-G-I-C-A-L

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lucky and index

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