Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ethiopia bound

I'm off to Ethiopia today. I've already been on holiday for a week, but it has been  bit of a blur. Every time I tried to do anything, my body screamed out 'NO!'. But I did manage to bake more cookies, drank copious amounts of mulled wine, made up Christmas boxes for the guards and my house girl (I suddenly I have four guys on the gate...!?),  I completed my Internet shopping for friends and family in the UK (too late! I'm sorry!), watched Love Actually (a must!) and downloaded more Christmas music. But, my camera is charged and my bag is now packed; Santa hat and stocking fillers squashed in.

I am meeting 3 friends of mine, Tim, Kelly and Sibyl in Addis Ababa. They are flying in from Uganda and then we are off on a 12 day adventure.We will be spending Christmas on/around the Simien Mountains, a World Heritage Site. It is said to be the 'roof top of Africa'. I could be told anything, as really, this is the first holiday in a long time, that I have not planned and really have no clue of our mum has a better idea of what I am doing! I don't mind what I see or where we go,  I am just looking forward to catching up with my friends. Maybe even getting a run or two in with Tim.
So, that is what I'm up to this Christmas.

But be sure, I will be thinking of friends and family around the world, especially my mum, my dad and my brother,who will be spending Christmas in Dublin this year. 

Merry Christmas!


  1. SO jealous. Ethiopia's on my list too...

  2. I hope you see amazing sights and bring back gorgeous photos.

    What were you drinking - mulled wine or mulled cider? (A word is missing.)

    Have a happy Christmas!

  3. Enjoy - can't wait to see the photos. So do these mountains job share being the 'Rooftop of Africa' with Mount Kilimanjaro? x

  4. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am looking forward to reading about Ethiopia. And I left you a Liebster blog award over at my blog, I've been enjoying your blog for several months, but I think maybe this is the first time I've commented, which will give the appearance I'm posting this award out of the blue. But no, I've been reading you since Uganda!

  6. I hope you've been having a wonderful adventure!

  7. Thank you for all the comments. Had an amazing adventure in Ethiopia, but not quite ready to share yet. So will enjoy some blog reading today instead.

    Mud - Ethiopia deserves a top spot on that list!

    ADoC- thank you-it was merry!Hope yours was too!

    Erin-was drinking mulled wine (opps-obviously drank a lot!)Merry Christmas.

    Ali-same same, but different! One thing for sure is-the altitude was a killer and has put me off doing any mountain hiking!!

    Nelson-glad you visited. Hope you'll be back!

    Barbara- thanks for your award (and for reading my blog!), I'm going to head over to your blog now. I'm glad you finally commented, now I know who you are!

    Kitty-it was wonderful!so wonderful that i may need to sleep through new years.hope all is well with you!


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