Friday, December 22, 2006

the story so far....

Well finally here it is, a bit of an update and news on life in England.

We took off from Sydney on Friday morning, we flew on Korean airlines (please don't fly with them, you don't even get your own little video screen - on a 23 hour flight - YOU NEED ONE!). We didn't get to see a lot of Seoul as we arrived in time for dinner and then left just after breakfast. The only good thing about Korean airlines is that they put us up at the Hyatt, they fed us lovely grub in the evening and a great brekkie - Yum! We arrived Saturday night very tired indeed and VERY cold - it is absolutely freezing here, we stayed in Wimbledon at our lovely friend's house - Jen and Matt's until Tuesday. I got to catch up with friends, have coffee with Jen, go to my old church and see some old work colleagues - it was fun and I really enjoyed it. We head back to London for another four days at the beginning of Jan.










Now we are in Worcester at my Mum's house, the jet lag has hit us at various times but the last couple of days we have been pretty tired, I think we are now starting to feel a bit more human again ;) I have seen the cheeky chicas a few times - they are growing up so fast, still cheeky but very cute.

We put the Christmas tree up yesterday, my Mum was waiting for us to get back to put up the tree - it was fun to do... Tonight we are off to a castle for a slap up dinner - dinner jackets and dresses are the attire. Thank goodness my Mum has a frock for me to wear as I forgot mine!!! It is too cold to wear a dress but I might look a bit out of place in a pair of jeans and a jumper, although that is what I would prefer to wear.
Today I got to see my Nan, Gan-Gan (yes this is what I call my grandad, my aunt and my little cousin - I got to show them the wedding photo's which was great. Anyhoo, here is just a little about our trip so far - we are just planning to relax over the next few days before Christmas..

It is starting to feel Christmasy now which is very exciting. I am having fun - I did have tears in London as I do miss it here - I thought the tears would come at the end but they started early. This being so, I still know God is in control and he knows what is best for me, I pray I might want to be where he can best use me :)
I must away, cinderella has to go to a castle - how very fancy...

7 comments:

Mike Jolly said...

Did you hear that....? Hang on listen carefully... I hear the sound of a whalloping... I reckon you can hear it from where you are.

All I can say is 3-0 ouch... and you only had them for 15 months.

Cheers Chavette have a great Christmas and seeya when ya get back.

David said...

I know how you feel - my mum is making me wear a dress to Christmas dinner this year too! I'd prefer to wear a t-shirt and shorts. But if that's what mum wants...

David said...

(just in case anyone takes that last comment seriously... it was a joke...)

Lairdy said...

I'm glad you clarified yourself Dave.

No seriously I did know you were joking...

You look stoked in that final photo Nixter:) Glad to hear you're having a tops time.

Just adding to what Mike said, expect it to be 5-0 soon.

Nixter said...

I can't believe you are giving me a hard time Pikey when I am so far away to defend myself - how very meany ;) In all fairness, even though I gave you a hard time - good on ya (as you aussies say). We were rubbish - you deserved to win. Congrats.

Have a fab Christmas with CK and see you in Jan.

Nixter said...

David - thanks for not mentioning the cricket ;)

I am sure you will look just lovely in a dress - and you know - what ever Mum's say goes ;) At least it isn't freezing cold like it is here = not fun wearing a dress in -1 dregrees...

Nixter said...

Lairdy - that was serious jet-lag. I am really happy to be on holiday, just don't go by that pic ;)

Say hi to Mrs L for me - have a fab Christmas.