Monday, December 24, 2012

From me to you

Merry merry Christmas!

Hope you have a jolly one! x

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A mini Christmas city break

My SLR camera is on the blink, so Kerry managed to capture our time in the dam on her i-phone, gluhwein and all.

Amsterdam was amazing. Maybe more so coming from Kuwait. We did the tourist things but then just enjoyed catching up and spending hours hopping from one cafe or brown bar to another via a market or two, walking by the canals and dreaming of our own house in Jordaan.

I can't wait for my next visit...when it has warmed up a little...!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I amsterdam

I'm just back from Amsterdam. I fell in love with the place and in my head I am planning my move there! Now I am home (in Scotland) for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Season's Greetings!

We don't do Christmas at school here. The word isn't mentioned. With two days to go before our winter holidays I have not had the glitter out once and the red tissue paper is still in the packet..bah bloody humbug!

(I remember Santa visiting every year at school here before...! Not sure what happened to that...but that is by the by.)

Anyhow, not to let the season pass completely unnoticed, tomorrow we are getting our hands sticky and making chocolate snowballs (I am linking it in with Forces and Friction...tenuous link much!).

It will be a mad dash for the airport on Thursday...I'll be literally running for that plane. Before that I have mulled wine at the embassy, a whole lot of chutney making to do and my three hour long run to fit in after work...

but...I can almost taste the holidays!!!

On other I sold my Surf in Nairobi. Bitter sweet. I had wonderful pipe dreams of taking it on a massive safari this summer and then ditching it in a lake somewhere (for insurance purposes only of course!). I am still dreaming of Africa, I'll just need a new car the next time I go!

Ahhhh-such a good looking car.
PS- I'm off to Amsterdam for some good times with a great friend, then home to Scotland.  A bit different to last Christmas in Ethiopia. This is my first Christmas in 5 years that I won't be in Africa. Snoooooowww!!