Tuesday 9 December 2014

Rushing by

Time seems to be rushing by for me just now. At the end of November my Mum and Dad came to stay and tested out our garden room. We went to see D'elisir d'amore at the Royal Opera House and had dinner in the Crush room which was amazing. I took Mum to Libertys which unfortunately coincided with Black Friday so Regent's Street and Oxford Street were heaving which was quite a shock for Mum! We met up with some friends and went to see the Wildlife Photography exhibition at the Natural History Museum and lost ourselves in the wonderful Jewellery section of the V&A.

I also managed to fit in a trip with Mum to the Winter Brocante in the grounds of Petworth House which we though was lovely. It was just as well Dad and my husband decided to stay at home as I'm not sure we would have been able to fit them back in the car as there were so many bags!

The day after the fair I then got back on the train with Mum and Dad to Carlisle, and from there we drove to their farmhouse near Kirkcudbright and stayed the night there. Followed by a mammoth eight hour drive the next day up the road to their home in the Highlands! They have recently sold their property there so I went to go and help with their computer and have a quickly rifle through my old room. Since it hadn't really been touched since I left for university more than 10 years ago there was a lot to go through!
I only managed to get a short time off work for that trip, so I was up in the Highlands for only a day catching the evening flight from Inverness and getting home quite late in the evening ready to fall into bed for work the next day!


In a few days we will be on the move again, as my husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary so we will be rushing off to Paris for 5 nights for a romantic break before Christmas. Phew!


  1. Sounds so Romantic...all of it. Happy Anniversary. And Joyeux Noel

  2. Wow what a whirlwind! I too visited Libertys last month and I fell in love with the whole store it had such a lovely atmosphere I will go back again! The last photo of the lamps is so lovely.Will we see your cottage decorated for Christmas? Happy anniversary,Paris is wonderful! 'bye for now Pam.