Saturday, December 21, 2013
We decided to stay in London for the holidays. We want to start our own traditions with the kids waking in their own beds to find Santa come and finding all their gifts under our tree. With Fen's family in New Zealand and my family in the Bahamas it's just too far to pack up everything and fly (for a minimum of 10 hours). We'll miss our families, but it's the best solution for us while we're in London.
London is really beautiful this time of year. The Brits sure know how to decorate. Harrods, Liberty and especially Fortum and Mason are so deliciously beautiful at this time of the year it's hard not to get into the spirit. We're driving up to Birmingham tonight for the night to visit the German Christmas markets, take the kids to see Frozen and a panto and to shop at the massive shopping malls there. We head up there to see shows with the kids from time to time. Just to get out of London and see something different.
I'm really looking forward to relaxing and taking the two weeks off from work, school runs, responsibilities and everything else. I've had a rough autumn. My mother is gravely ill, my husband had a health scare, I'm currently fighting an inner ear infection and feel drunk half the time (which sounds nice but really is dreadful) and things just seem to in a state of ambiguous flux. Where will 2014 take us?
Two things I know for certain and I'm putting it out there so I'm compelled to do it: I will be picking up my blog again and we are moving in 2014 - where I'm not sure but we are. Stay tuned!