my journey to health and well being via exotic destinations

I’m still here…

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The view from our apartment of those fabulous Dents du Midi

I received a text this morning from a friend enquiring if I was still  alive. ‘How are you and where are you? No blogging’. So I realised I had been remiss. I think it must have been dry January rendering me speechless! Thank God that’s over…

In truth there is nothing  much to report since the last blog. I have been speeding a lot of time in the Swiss mountains where we have had gorgeous sunny days and little snow.  I never tire of the views and the healthy fresh air.


Talking of health, while my calf-less leg just about withstands the rigours of skiing on icy slopes – especially with the help of my new moulded outer-casing ski boots (Fischer FYI) – my arthritic hip has been breathtakingly painful, so I am now exploring the next steps.


With my darling boy, Tommy

As I am uninsurable in the UK (quote £32,000 pa for the two of us!) I have started the process on the NHS. Will wait to see how long this might take; I do have an option of getting it taken care of in Switzerland, which would be a good plan (and under a Swiss insurance policy) but with no friends in Basel, it might be a bit lonely when I am recuperating. Choices, choices…but pain is a great leveller

Here are some photographs from our recent Swiss sojourns: with Ross and Tommy, and with the Old Queens ski team plus some groupies!


Raclette for 15!

Author: vickyunwin

I am a writer and traveller. Our darling daughter Louise died on 2 March 2011, aged 21 ( and I started writing as therapy. We never know how long we have on this earth, so I live for every November 2013 I was diagnosed and operated on for a malignant soft tissue sarcoma in the calf, followed by 6.5 weeks of radiotherapy, so am embarking on a different kind of journey which you can follow here. I also have another site with my blueprint for health and well-being.

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