Day 352 – the end of the English Christmas weekend

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

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 161 – I feel like I’m drowning slowly in the tunnel….

My daughter’s allergic to reading, except for Beano’s and the contents of sweetie packets. She is currently sat in the back of the car, as we go under the channel tunnel, trying to avoid at all costs opening anything that resembles a book.  She reads the adverts, the contents of her drink bottle, and finally … Continue reading

All wrapped up…… I just love pretty packaging!

Ok I admit, I have a huge weakness for pretty packaging.  I’m the one who is more impressed by the ornate wrapping paper than by the gift lying inside.  I’m also the shopper who is totally taken in by the packaging design that wraps up even the most mundane everyday object.  Many a purchase has … Continue reading