Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Well the time has come for our long awaited holiday to South Africa!

Bags are being packed, camera and phone batteries and chargers and plugs are being sought, clothing is washed and ready to be ironed tomorrow morning (by the cleaner! Not me hehe), presents are wrapped and ready to be packed, fridge is being emptied of all that may go off whilst we are away, banks are being called to advise of us being away (having a card declined at the Empire State Building in new York a couple of years ago, due to the bank thinking our card was being used fraudulently there, was NOT fun!), dosing up on our vitamin c as usual, and most importantly, disprins... for the flight ahead (anti DVT).

Looking forward to being with family, the sunshine, friendly people, smiles, viewing game, South African food, laughing... :)

And most importantly... more than the fun in the sun, and the warmth of the hugs of dear ones... we look forward to celebrating the birth of Christ...and thanking Him for all He has done in our lives, the blessings He bestows on us who are so unworthy.

Celebrating His life and His goodness.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas trees

We have a beautiful artificial tree we bought a couple of years ago. Lance always does the (white) lights, I do the decorations... we aim to buy an antiquey(?)-looking Christmas tree ornament whenever we travel to a new country/area in a country.

This year we have not put a tree up as we are heading to South Africa shortly.

I love a snowy cold Christmas, and equally love a hot summer Christmas... each are enjoyable in different ways, each have their own charm.

My florist is selling 3 ft real trees for £30... madness! My sister got a 5 ft real tree for £20 at Barnes Wetlands Centre. Far better price.

What type of tree do you put up?

Thanks Christina!

Christina sent me this delightful photo :) Love it!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Lil Chewy

In memory of our little furball, who went to Jesus on 3 September 2010, I had this little hamster made, in memory of her.

Still miss the lil blighter so much... even her hammy smell and tireless running in her squeaky wheel all night ;)

Saturday, 11 December 2010

WLS stats

7 weeks post surgery: 10.5 kgs weight loss.

Total weight loss (including pre op weight loss): 17.5kgs