So, since I am in Canada in winter I decided to attempt either snowboarding or skiing cause, to be honest, there isn't that much else to do.* I opted for snowboarding, as the majority I have spoken to here deem it to the way forward. Verena says I will break my wrists. Turns out I am not one of life's natural boarders, I spend a lot of time falling over, if I ever manage to stand up at all. Which is much trickier when both your feet are strapped to a bit of slippy plastic...
In other news, I watched 'Black Swan' and am very angry about it. I sat right through to the end waiting for the twist because I heard it was trippy and would mess with your mind. Turns out it's just a rather mediocre depiction of someone dissolving into madness, with a lot of unnecessary imagery to guide you on your way and destroy all subtlety. And Natalie Portman touching herself.
Go and see True Grit, it's much better.
*Although Andy's Austrian flatmate often points out - we are in Canada, we have no reputation to uphold - WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT. We decided against pooing in the street, though.