One week of skiing. We were in one of the largest ski resorts in Europe (Les 3 Vallées). Weather was determining our daily schedule, storms and bad sight impeded skiing, but we had sun shine on three days. For me, it was the first skiing adventure after a long break, but I could still do it, my red rental skis mostly did what I told them. Blue slopes, red slopes, I didn’t dare the black ones. The group was multi-lingual, some did not speak German, we had a lot of Nutella und played chess. Small hint – do not book an aparment for 6-8 persons, two have to sleep on a couch in the living room. I had the pleasure und didn’t like it at all in the beginning.
But I could prevail with regards to chess, I didn’t loose a single game in the whole week. Suddenly I was having this chess fever, how exactly went Sicilian Defence? Move by move, threat, check, traps, pawn sacrifice – and suddenly there was dinner. We cooked on our own, taking turns.