one step at a time.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

This year I went to my in-laws house for Xmas.

My boyfriend's mum lives in England in my home town - 400+ miles South of Glasgow.

My parents live in Wales - 300+ miles SW, having moved from our home town a year and a half ago.

Last year we went to see both families. It was too much travel for me.

This year I was apprehensive. I had agreed to spend Xmas at HIS mum's but wondered how I'd find it and whether I'd miss my family.

It turned out to be ok actually. It was odd not having a home in my home town, but Xmas at his wasn't so different. 

We drove on Xmas morning, leaving at 6am with clear roads down.

We arrived & shared gifts around lunchtime.

The dinner (4pm) was turkey & ham with trimmings (delicious) followed by fruit pudding & cream.

By evening-time his sister was drunk so games were off but tv-watching was in order: Dr Who special, Eastenders special... Then bed.

On Boxing Day we met old friends and played games with various family/friends' offspring.

It was VERY nice catching up with people I had not seen for some time.

I would do it again.

Hope you had a great holiday. Happy New Year (when it comes)!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

apologies - bottle of champagne down....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Checked In....

Am in the airport with cereal and coffee. Full fat milk tastes GOOD!

This Xmas I am not going home, but I have now seen my sister and mother and all present exchanges are complete.

It was a great weekend - thanks dudes.

On Saturday night we went to the cinema to see the Strictly Come Dancing final in 3D. It was s brilliant atmosphere & watching dancing in 3D really does work.

Anyway - concert tonight. Xmas soon!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Love my job

Trumpet one I mean. It's Messiah season.

The office job's in trouble - think we're all for redundancy in the next 12 months.


OK - this is MY blog... so it is really all about me.

I cannot sleep.  I can't decide whether it's the chinese take-away or the cold temperatures... whatever the reason, I am awake at 4am.  What to do at this hour?  Read my blogging friends' updates of course!

Expect me anytime soon.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Windy City!

We have gale force winds. I am scheduled for a rehearsal 60 miles away. Police have advised us not to travel. Train company said trains likely to stop at 9.30pm.

My conductor has not cancelled the reheasal. He has not given me the OK not to attend.

I am therefore stressed to the max with a splitting headache having made the decision not to attend (after avoiding several flying objects whilst awaiting bus outside bus shelter as inside shelter was even more frightening - creaking & bending!).

I feel guilty. Or lazy. Or cowardly. That should read AND rather than OR.

Monday, December 05, 2011

First snow this winter

Yesterday my Brownies and I went to see a pantomime: Peter Pan at the Pavilion.

We met at the church hall to get the train into the city centre.

The show was great fun - they loved it. They also enjoyed the train journey (although they tried to shut the doors while the last 4 of us were still disembarking which would not have been funny. My assistant held onto the train on the outside til they let us off!).

This morning I woke up to the scene below. It's 3am but look how bright it is with the reflected light.

I now feel ready for Xmas! Shame there's 2 wks of school & work to go yet....

Anyone else in the festive spirit just a BIT too early?