Day 355 – 10 days to go

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Wednesday 21st December 2011. woo hoo! 10 days to go to my first ever, year long, NY resolution that worked!! Well in all honesty the ‘stop smoking’ worked better than most years too, the detox went well during the periods I stuck to it (but didn’t revolutionalise my life afterwards!), the recycling and up-cycling was … Continue reading

Day 354 – Oh Christmas Tree….

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Tuesday 20th December 2011. Although I haven’t managed it myself this year (another year over and one to add to the New Years Resolutions!), I really admire those people who design a Christmas tree out of the ordinary, and out of all sorts of stuff! Here are a few from friends, and some I found … Continue reading

Day 353 – Girls Night Out in Dusseldorf

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Monday 19th December 2011. As I’m sure you realise (even if you read this on a not-so-regular basis!), I spend an awful lot of time in my car, driving to and from Dusseldorf.  In the last couple of weeks, as the days have been dark, cold and the Belgian weather not so nice, I have … Continue reading

Day 352 – the end of the English Christmas weekend

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Sunday 18th December 2011. Unfortunately all good things have to come to an end, but just before we left Janine and Charles and headed for the Eurotunnel, we had to fit in two last Brit traditions……. the Sunday papers with breakfast (while I finally finished my Christmas cards woo hoo!) and of course, a Pub … Continue reading

Day 351 – the English Christmas weekend

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Saturday 17th December 2011. Starting Saturday mornings slowly is always a good idea in my book, and is particularly necessary when Janine and I have been putting our worlds to right until the wee hours!  Numerous cups of tea were consumed, a long slow warm shower, and a piece of toast and we were ready … Continue reading

Day 350 – the start of our English Christmas weekend

my luxury burger!

Friday 16th December 2011. This is our UK version of Christmas.  We are on our way to the Hawkins House to enjoy a chill out weekend with Christmas Dinner served on Saturday night, after a day of last minute shopping, and fingers crossed that all my internet parcels have arrived! Via the Eurotunnel, and a … Continue reading

Day 349 – Is trying to remain calm….

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Thursday 16th December 2011. …..in the face of frustration.  Sometimes it is difficult to understand the actions of others, when measured against your own expectations. so I decided to dedicate this song to today….. …..   and in reality, today actually turned out to be a lot of fun.  Thanks to the staff helping out … Continue reading

Day 348 – Is this really how to treat a Philippe Starck bath?

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Wednesday 14th December 2011. I remember the dreams we had when we bought it……. and what has transpired since.  I made some rash promise (when I paid for it!) that we would worth it as we would have have romantic baths, candles and champers, on a regular basis.  I guess now that a regular basis … Continue reading

Day 347 – Wishing I was there…..

rainbow of hope inbetween the storms on Sable Blanc

Tuesday 13th December 2011. Hubbie is in France.  Doing the health check on our Beach House that we have willfully neglected for the last 4 months.  Driven by a combination of foreign holidays, bad weather, and exhaustion, we’ve missed the last 3 opportunities to pop down there as a family, and hence Hubbie volunteered to … Continue reading

Day 346 – It’s all about pop ups! H&M are at the Christmas Market in Brussels…..

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  Pop ups are great fun as they give you the chance to explore outside the confines of a white fixed box in retail and adapt to your surroundings.  As they become more popular and mainstream however, they do run the risk of becoming the big corporates reducing themselves into small spaces just to be … Continue reading

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