Wednesday, November 30, 2011


little missy finished her first year of primary school today. on the way home we had to stop in at the school uniform shop and buy her tunic and blazer for NEXT year - Grade 1.

the sole mandate with the estate agents comes to an end today and from tomorrow we are using a 'real' estate agent who will come to take professional photos over the weekend. he has said that he will have no difficulty selling our house

tomorrow is December 1st. This time last year i was putting the finishing touches to the collection of clothes i would be taking with me to the UK to stay with my aunt in Wintry Wales. I received a christmas card from her this week, with a lovely close up photo of a Robin on the front- when the card is opened, it plays a recording of Robin birdsong - something to remind me of the time I spent knee-deep in snow, trying to take a good clear photo of a Robin with my (now stolen) 35mm camera. This little birdie regularly visits her garden at this time of year.

I was sure, when I left Wales after my Dec 2010 holiday that i would be in the UK by the end of this year. Just goes to show, one shouldn't plan too far ahead.

What do you call an Elf who is frightened of Santa Claus?


  1. It's been a year already? So strange that in some ways time just goes by so quickly, but on the other hand, it can just drag. All at the same time. Plans for another trip or is that going to be delayed a bit?

  2. the next trip we make to Blightey will be as a family group, once we have successfully sold our house and organised all the visas etc.
    We have a new estate agent handling the house sale now and he is very gung-ho ... so we are trying to be very positive.