Scandinavia Pt2 – Copenhagen

So, I already posted about the Northern Lights, but didn’t actually write about the rest of our Scandinavia trip.  Well, I guess I should! We arrived in Copenhagen in business class on Gulf Air.  Now, sadly Gulf Air have since stopped flying to Copenhagen, which is unfortunate for our Danish friends, since they had the best connection,…

The Northern Lights for My Birthday Treat!

When we headed off to the Arctic Circle for my 40th birthday (which just so happened to be in the middle of Winter), we expected it would be a little cold.  We were pleasantly surprised to find that it was warmer in the Arctic Circle than in Copenhagen.  Much warmer.  But still too cold for…

Come Dine with Me…

I visited my stepdaughter Tash when I was in the UK.  The first thing that struck me was how neat and tidy students are nowadays.  Unless they heard I was coming and tidied up first!  The next thing that struck me was how little students had changed in that time.  They still use the same…

The Rugged Rucksack!

So… I keep trying to write about my holiday with Steve and Karen back in July, and keep getting sidetracked… which is a shame, since they were the very reason I visited the UK this summer. For as long as I can remember, Uncle Steve has lived in Canada.  He was a Maths teacher at…

The Weekend Before

In June I had a miscarriage.  I was quite upset, and determined to get straight back to treatment (he had a vasectomy, so we’re doing ICSI); but when I pitched up at the clinic, my doctor had gone on holiday.  Nt only that, but the embryologist had gone away too, so there was to be…

Thanks Joy, I love you x x x

Hey there, I just had one of those “How do I know you” FB tasks from my niece, and it got me to reflecting on families, and how little we generally appreciate them. I don’t see mine very much, largely because I moved overseas when I was 23, and never went back.  Well, not for…

My Mum Laughed at my Wedding Dress, so I Took It Off.

January 4th rolled around, and we woke up with the crack of dawn, at about 8.30am.  As planned.  With a cup of tea brought by my mother, who always brings us a cup of tea when we stay.  It started as a joke when I ordered it, and said our maid brings us one every…

New Year with the In-Laws

I love my In-laws, and I gladly celebrate every second New Year with them – but it’s nothing like the drunken, raucous affairs I remember from my own background!  Not that I particularly wish to be drunken and raucous any more, but to me a New Year’s Eve isn’t a real celebration without dancing to…

Skiing without Snow

Well, here in La Massana in Andorra, we have absolutely no snow.  None.  Not a flake. Large parts of the Horn family got stuck because of the snow.  Tris couldn’t even get off the rig – even the helicopters out of Aberdeen were cancelled due to the weather!  So he never made it.  Connie, Scott…