Thursday, 8 January 2009

Yes this fear's got a hold of me

If you're wondering why I haven't been blogging that much since the start of the new year, I can give you one simple answer: exams. They're starting next week, so I better have to be prepared. I've got 5 exams to do for this term. There's 3 of them I'm pretty comfortable about and two that eh...ah well. :)

So, what have I been up to except for all the studying? Well, I did have my share of entertainment thanks to the Four Hills tournament. I'm one of the probably not more than four or five ski jumping fans in Belgium, and it's an event I look forward to every year.

This year was even more special, because my favourite jumper Simon Ammann - who used to only peak at important events and rank rather averagely in the normal cup events - had kicked off the season extremely well (he even topped - and still tops - the ranking for the world cup) and was one of the favourites - if not the favourite for winning the Four Hills. Unfortunately he didn't (he became second tough, and he's still number one in the world cup rankings - yeey!), but it was a very interesting edition nevertheless.

The top five consisted of (starting with the winner) Wolfgang Loitzl (experienced jumper who's been around for a long time, but now seems to be in the shape of his life at 28), Simon Ammann (my favourite, who also seems to jump better than ever before), Gregor Schlierenzauer (very young jumper, but already really good), Martin Schmitt (another "oldie" who seemed to be written off, but who is making a fabulous return this season) and Dimitry Vasilliev (31-year old and very underrrated Russian jumper, I'm glad he finally got to show his abilities). So, if you have any idea of what and who I'm talking about, you can imagine what a lovely tournament it's been.

Before leaving you, I'd like to share some photos I took when the snowflakes had fallen down again.


  1. Bah, we didn't get any snow here, just not fair! :( Just freezing temperatures, buh!

    Good luck with the exams, I am having my third tomorrow, and I wonder what it is going to be like, don't really know. After that, 5 more to go!

  2. I hate writing in engrish to dutch speaking people, but two days ago in the popular One program Men Bites Dog there were some elderly people who were very obsessed about ski jumping. Maybe you should meet up, seemed like good chaps.

  3. Oh how I really want a big snow! I hope we get at least one this year!

    Good luck on your exams!! I always dread them.

  4. Thijs - Thank you, good luck to you too!

    Tim - Don't bother writing in English if you hate it that much. :D (Men Bites Dog XD) I'll make sure to get in touch with them!

    Jessica - Thanks sweetie! x