Week 51 is from 17th to 23rd December and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, it’s also my birthday week when Flo and Juli came to visit. Incidentally, the Mayan calendar stopped so the world was also supposed to “end” on the 21st. 20121218 – Christmas greenery 20121221 – My family is awesome – love you all so much! #shiny #tiffanys #birthday 20121221 – Sorry Marvin, no apocalypse here! 20121222 – Ooh thumb – nomnom! 20121222 – Trying to add zip but bias tape too narrow and ca’t seem to make it work – doing my head in!Read More →

Week 50 from 10th to the 16th December. I visited Katy and we went to the Low Parks Museum, I got some new shoes and my birthday present has taunting me! 20121211 – A familiar face! 20121211 – Must remember this when designing my dream house 20121213 – New shoes! 20121216 – 5 more sleeps!Read More →

Today is my nephew Angus’ first birthday. Katja and I spent a good two hours on Skype with the family in Australia. It was the first time that the two cousins had actually met, they tend to be asleep when Tegan and I chat. Gus seemed quite interested in Katja. Katja for her part was more interested in food and cuddles, but then she is only 7 weeks’ old. It was great to see him and to hear him – he’s certainly very vocal. Tegan and Dan have done a great job with him, I’m proud as punch of the two of them and can’tRead More →

Christian gave me an extra special birthday this year – not only is my present a trip for later (to Venice – yay!) but he also proposed. He presented me with this gorgeous cocktail ring – we’ll choose the “real” ring together later and had arranged for a stunning bunch of roses. I said yes immediately – so now ich bin verlobt! (I am engaged) and very very happy 😀Read More →

Christmases at my Aunty Kath and Uncle Don’s place were always magical. Kath and Don are my godparents, no actual relation. They generally included a birthday celebration for me, heaps of presents (which Marcus and I got to hand out) and a magical gingerbread house. I don’t remember ever eating the gingerbread house, but I do remember being fascinated by it! This particular shot I’m wearing the flower-girl dress from Kath and Don’s daughter Pam’s wedding. This would make me about 5. When Christian and I visited them in February of this year we found that the place hadn’t changed a bit!Read More →

Had an absolutely lovely long weekend in Fulda, Germany. I left work at lunchtime and headed to the airport where I met up with Christian who had flown in from Edinburgh. We then grabbed a flight out to Frankfurt. Sounds rather silly, but it was actually cheaper to do this than for Christian to fly out directly from Edinburgh, plus we got the added bonus of an extra few hours together which is pretty precious at the moment. At Frankfurt airport Inge and Helmut were there to greet us, so lovely to see them again 🙂 It was then off to Vapiano for dinner, IRead More →

This evening I met up with Christian at Munich airport, which was just lovely after a couple of weeks of skyping. We headed to town, dumped our things in a hotel room and then went on to the Hofbräuhaus. Inge had been expecting to spend a weekend with Florian and was quite surprised to see Juli who had travelled up from Barcelona. Imagine her surprise then to see Christian and myself 🙂 The beer was poured, the food delivered (I had the schnitzal), the music played and we all had a lovely evening. On the way out we popped downstairs to look at the beer hallRead More →