As I often do at this time of year, I take some time to go back through all the photos I have taken and assess everything I’ve done and achieved. On a daily basis it can feel like I haven’t done much, or I’m just treading water. But the overview shows my just how full my life really is. Some of these pictures you may have seen before, I ask for your patience!
January – was full of making. I got back into my love affair with miniatures by putting together a tiny library that James bought me, and then played with water colours using the new paints I’d received for Christmas. There was a trip with a friend to the Rijksmuseum, and on a separate trip to the Maritime Museum. We also went to our first concert of the year; Depeche Mode!
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Wow hey? :looks around and sees the date of my last post: Whoops…
It has been brought to my attention that though most of my social media interaction has moved to Instagram and Twitter, and then re-posted on Facebook, there are some wonderful people out there who only read and therefore miss these blog updates. So let me catch you up a bit!
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With the kitties shiny new passports we were able to dump them in a cattery, and jump on a train to Prague! (We are loving parents, I swear!)
As an amusing side note, we managed to forget our own passports and may have had just a small international altercation and possibly a fine going over the first German border. (Yay for friendly German Police!) (Yes, you read that sentence correctly!) Good thing we were still awake for it given that it was a sleeper train! But we were never asked for our passports again the whole trip. So there you go.
The word that kept coming in to all our minds was “awesome”. The city was AWESOME. Such a magical fairytale city that truly looked like it had been pulled from the pages of my childhood storybooks.
The buildings are so …
… highly …
… ornamented …
and around each corner, another turret or spire piercing high into the sky (Church of Our Lady before Týn – 14th Century)!
Then wonder of wonders, the Astronomical Clock (1410).
Then high on a hill, overlooking it all, there’s Prague Castle (870 – kinda).
And the Charles Bridge (1357 – better photos to come) connects it all together.
I have been over …
…and under …
some of the oldest buildings in the world. And I can’t even remember how many churches I’ve been in! We’ll count them together shall we? (Yes Mum, this time I got photos for you!)
Now I’m going to share that adventure with all of you!
Going away for a week can really make you feel better about the world. You know?
In a city that won’t soon forget the last year and a half,
we sat and had coffee next to this little guy after experiencing a 5.8, and then an hour later a 6.0.
For giftmas we were safe, and had family around us. Highlight of my day was holding the 4month old and being the only one who could get him to go to sleep.
By Boxing Day we were on roads surrounded by rolling hills,
dotted with sheep and flowers.
Our aim was for a small French village.
Which we found.
I started a new circular shawl,
we went out on the boat,
there was a dolphin hunt,
fresh blue cod for lunch,
and perfect sunsets.
I hope your holidays are full of family and fun, and that the coming year is easier than the last one.
Happy New Years Eve everyone!