Saturday, 30 November 2013

Honestly, I thought it would be a bit bigger. Of course I had seen an aeroplane before, and yes of course I knew the aeroplane we were taking would be different as it would be landing on the slippery sly ice. However to say this was small for an planner would be the understatement of the century. Though, I supposed I would have to get used it. It was “home” for the next 2 hours. Quite unhelpfully, I don’t remember much of what happened next. Probably because it only really involved sleeping!!!
Calmly the trees waved at me. All around glistening white, soft as a cushion snow fell slowly to the ground. Soaring above me, the daunting yet shy mountains stood; such a warm welcome to such a freezing desolate place.“It’s beautiful” I whispered to my dad, not wanting to break the fragile but powerful silence.My cheek was pressed up against the aeroplane window. We were so close. Suddenly the innocent snowflakes where whizzing around in all directions. The once calm trees were blowing ferociously, nearly being ripped out the ground. Me, being dopey me, it took a moment to realize the plane was landing! Finally we had arrived in Norway!!! Quickly, we collected bags -which were so full they were bursting open- and rushed to the aeroplane door.
WOW! I had never seen anything like it. Slowly I walked down the steps taking in the overwhelming beauty of what lay before me. Sheets of untouched snow spread as far as the eye could see. In my amazement I nearly fell down the last few steps. Cautiously, I stretched out my leg and placed it on the ground (which I couldn't actually find due to the knee high snow). My first step in Norway! Adrenaline rushed round my little delicate body in every direction. Even through my leather boots, I felt the cold. Strangely comforting. Then we began!!!!!