Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Belated Season's Greetings

Well our Xmas came and went here in the Northern Hemisphere - thanks to my sister for having us and all the lovely food. We were treated to a steam train ride on Xmas eve. D loved it. We had the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, carols playing in the background, a pretty Xmas tree in the corner and presents galore. No snow, but it was cold and very icy outside.

Unfortunately we came down with the "dreaded lurgee" and G was in quarantine Xmas day, I joined him on Boxing day. Not the greatest. All 3 of us are still suffering with colds as I write.

We are now up in Norwich, Norfolk. Many thanks to our dear friends P & V who are kindly letting us reside in their house while they are away for a few days. Today is a rest day, so nothing planned apart from a toddle down to the town later to get a few supplies. It is cold, about 3 degs C, but no snow or frost. Hoping to get out further north for a trip tomorrow.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The cold UK weather continues

We had a family party on the weekend at a local hall. It had snowed a fair bit a couple of nights beforehand.
So while the adults stayed inside in the warmth chatting, eating and drinking, the children ventured outside to play in the snow.
We've been up in Banbury (north of Oxford) for a couple of nights, and it has been pretty chilly, a lot of frost and ice and no sign of the sun today.
It's expected to be a white Christmas yippee!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


It's very cold over here in the UK. We're up in London at the moment and had snow today! It hasn't settled, but later in the week we are expected to get a reasonable amount (in the SE anyway) - see this link.

Took a bus trip to Regents St to the big toy store Hamley's today. Dylan had a great time.

Summer in NZ is a distant memory!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yikes, where have I been?

Time has disappeared into a black hole recently and I've been neglecting my regular posts..........sorry folks! That's because we are in the Northern Hemisphere for a bit, spending time with my family over the festive period and tripping around England for a few weeks.

Currently we're on the south coast near Portsmouth. It's cold and frosty, snow is predicted for Friday and it's dark at 4pm which makes us feel very tired!

We're enjoying ourselves but missing home hugely. Dylan is having a great time, very excited by it all.

Will see if I can post some photos soon.