Posts tagged with "family"
Then my new specs came in early.
Not that anyone has noticed yet.
Ok, I am exaggerating about the not seeing. While I did break my glasses at the beginning of December I have a second pair (essential when you're as blind as I am without).
But when I went it to see if anything could be done to repair the broken ones (it couldn't ) it turns out I was overdue for an eye test. So it seemed like a good time to get new frames.
I had my test just before Christmas and was told my new pair wouldn't be ready until the middle of January. Then out of the blue I got a text on New Year's eve to say they were ready to be picked up. I guess the lab was quiet over the holidays.
So I wore the new glasses to the family New Year's party, didn't say anything, and waited for someone to note the change. And today when we were Skyping to the brother in Canada they didn't pick it up either.
Oh well, overall it's been a very enjoyable Christmas and New Year with lots of good times spent with the family.
I hope all of you had a good holiday.
So I'm off to Saskatchewan at the end of July for two weeks to visit my brother and his family and finally meet this new nephew face-to-face.
It should be lots of fun. There's already a camping trip planned, and I'll be there for the Fringe Festival. Plus visiting with relatives and friends.
In other news:
A couple of weekends ago we went down to the banks of the Nore to see some Coracles being built.
And our chickens have finally started laying. One egg this morning, hopefully the first of many.
Last but not least, Seasick Steve has a new album out. I'd recommend it.
It didn't take the two lads long in the new house.
This is the Big Fella on our new sitting room sofa. Very soft, and with the wood stove on one side and the radiator on the other possibly the warmest spot in the house.
The Little Lad has his own ideas on what is a good source of warmth.
I'm glad that they have settled in their new home so easily, though they're pretty experienced. This is the Big Fella's sixth move and the Little Lad's third.
I hope Santa brought you what you asked for.
Though maybe I should have asked for some movers as well.
Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
This was one of the things I was waiting on.
At the minute I'm waiting on a few things.
Waiting for the fire to catch, the wood is a bit damp.
Waiting for supper, though that won't be for another hour or so.
Waiting for a Skype call from the brother and his family - because Skype is cool.
Waiting on some paperwork. I can't say more.
Waiting for some post. Ditto
Waiting to meet my nephew face to face. He's getting so big.
What are you waiting for?
Friends only post thataway.
Links for the phone surfers are below.
Nollaig Shona Daoibh
The move finally got finished late last night. I can't believe we actually got it done, every time I thought it was finished there always seemed to be something else to go in the van.
The new house looks like our stuff was air dropped in. God knows how long before we get everything put away. And college is starting on Monday
Anyway, here's a few shots of the new house.
I did say it was a farm house.
I know I haven't been around the OC much (work has me pretty busy, but that's another post)
I see that lots of people have moved, are moving, or may be moving sometime in the future. Well, you can add two more to the list. My brother and his wife are currently moving from Vancouver to Saskatchewan. And Mam and I will be moving at the end of the month.
We're going nowhere near as far, just the other end of the valley on the far side of the village. It's a nice farmhouse and I think we'll be quite happy there, but it's the move itself that has me concerned. I'm only going to have this weekend and the next and I'm not sure if it's enough time. Plus I'll have to get ready for the start of college straight after.
Oh, it will all work out in the end. It always does. But for now I just need a bit of time with my neuroses.
And I may disappear again until we get settled.
Now that I was able to retrieve them from the dead laptop and I'm in Kilkenny blatantly stealing my aunts broadband I finally managed to upload some of the photos I took in Spain.
More in the album and more will be uploaded when I have the time.
Just a quick post (now that I have mostly figured out these Spanish keyboards ) to let you know that enjoying myself here in Nerja The sun is "splitting the stones" but there´s a nice breeze off the Med and plenty of cold cervesa We even managed to figure out how to get an ice coffee after a few failed experiments.
We´ve been taking it easy for the most part, though yesterday we did a little road trip to see the Alhambra. Amazing place, I took lots of photos which will be coming.
Only a couple of days left here, which is nowhere near long enough, but I´ll make the best of it.
Lots to do to get ready, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to get on-line while I'm away, but here's something I've been playing to get me in the mood.
Phone surfers click here.
Are you celebrating Paddy's Day?
- Who's Paddy and how did he get his own day?
Total: 10 votes
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